When Saleema Rehman was a kid growing up in refugee camps in Pakistan, her nickname was “Doctor Saleema.” Her mom faced severe complications while delivering her – and Rehman’s dad, Abdul, promised that if the baby lived, he would make […]
When Aziz Amir was deported from the UK back to his native Afghanistan in 2011, he faced a choice: defy the Taliban and risk being murdered, or join them. Mr Amir, not his real name, chose the latter, not just […]
It had been more than three decades since 48-year-old Zahra, who asked to be identified only by her first name, left Afghanistan with her husband to escape the increasing violence that would plague her country for many years to come. […]
Bilal Mohammadi sits protectively close to his younger brother Abdul in a large crowded hall filled with loud chatter from hundreds of Afghans surrounding them. Most of the surrounding crowd at the refugee reception centre at Zero Point on the […]
This may be a sustainable solution to Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis.
Thirty-year-old Mohammad isn’t sure who shelled his home in eastern Afghanistan’s Khogyani District: Taliban insurgents, or fighters aligned with the so-called Islamic State. But when a rocket-propelled grenade struck three months ago, killing some of his livestock, he knew he […]
While European countries increase returns of rejected Afghan asylum seekers, the number of civilians killed or injured by conflict in Afghanistan has escalated.
An estimated million refugees will return from Pakistan and Iran this year, despite Afghanistan still being plagued by conflict and unemployment
Three decades after arriving on the shores of the United States as a five-year-old girl escaping conflict in her native Afghanistan, Masuda Sultan reflects on what it means to be an immigrant in today’s global turmoil. Born in Kandahar, a […]
Large white billboards have been posted across Kabul and other big cities in Afghanistan. Written in large black text, in Dari and Pashto, the two official languages in Afghanistan, they say, “You’re leaving Afghanistan! Are you sure?” The question, of […]