The UN has accused the Taliban of resorting to a ‘collective punishment’ of torture and other abuses as it tries to quell a brewing rebellion.
Afghanistan News and Views
The humanitarian, economic, and human rights situation inside Afghanistan continues to deteriorate. Iran estimates that up to 1 million Afghans have arrived in the country since the start of 2021, although deportations have occurred on a large scale. In Pakistan, of the 250,000 new arrivals, approximately 216,000 have approached UNHCR. Conditions of refugees and other Afghans in [neighboring] countries have deteriorated, worsened by the economic situation across the region with lack of livelihoods opportunities and socio-economic perspectives.
As politicians scapegoat refugees, both xenophobic attacks and deportations are rising.
For those seeking a better, [safer], life, social media is rife with false promises of opportunities abroad.
Despite the dangers and the restrictions, ad hoc charities are springing up to ensure local communities have the support they need.
By building an inclusive disaster response, Pakistan’s government has the chance to finally do right by its large Afghan refugee population.
With international monitoring and more trust in Afghanistan’s central bank, t
UN refugee agency urges authorities to end forced deportations as families say they are too scared to leave their homes.
UN expert warns attacks against Hazaras, other Shia Muslims in Afghanistan bear ‘hallmarks of international crimes’.
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