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Diaspora

Afghan communities spread throughout the world play an important role in shaping the flow of people leaving Afghanistan. From providing aid, relief measures and sharing information, diasporas are a crucial tool for development. 

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Canada

UBC and Carleton Partner to Help Afghan Scholars Find a New Intellectual Home in Canada

Their project has  received a $1.096 million dollar grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to support intellectuals who have been forced to flee Afghanistan

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Norway

Afghan protesters in Oslo slam Western talks with the Taliban (Video)

After the Taliban delegation arrived in Europe, Afghan protestors  gathered in Oslo to condemn the talks between the Taliban and western nations.

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Europe

Meet the Afghans making Europe their home after Taliban takeover

Stories of struggle and hope from Afghans who fled the Taliban rule.

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Europe

Daughter of Afghanistan’s first female presidential candidate leads digital movement for women left behind

Husna Halal is working from Europe to support those women left behind through the online platform Young Afghan Women Movement, linking them with human rights organizations and politicians. 

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US

For Afghan Refugees, a Choice Between Community  and Opportunity

Afghan community in Fremont, CA, rallies to support Afghan newcomers and reckon they arrived at a good time to the US among the labour shortage that America faces.
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Greece

How Athens became the unexpected hub for Afghan women

In the past months, Greece has welcomed more than 700 of Afghanistan’s female judges, journalists, and lawyers, turning its capital city, Athens into a remote hub for the Afghan political scene.

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US

Maine agencies, Afghan community leaders respond to growing number of refugees

Afghan community in Maine respond to the new refugee arrivals by welcoming new arrivals and helping them with interpreting and ficiancial support.

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Austria

Afghans in Vienna hold anti-Taliban protest

Afghan diaspora groups and Austrians protested in front of the UN Vienna office to condemn the current situation in Afghanistan, especially the treatment of women and LBGTQ+ groups.

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Ukraine

Ukraine's Afghan Diaspora sees change coming

The route towards Asylum in Ukraine can be hard for Afghans, but Ukraine-based organizations are advocating so the next cohort of Afghan newcomers are awarded protection.

 

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Germany

How does Europe's largest Afghan diaspora view the crisis back home?

Afghan communities and associations in Germany come together to ask government for further efforts on resettlement, focusing on vulnerable populations. 

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World

Afghanistan’s Growing Diaspora

The Afghan Diaspora is going to grow larger after the re-establishment of the Taliban in the country. This podcast addresses how the journey out of Kabul was like, and what can be drawn as lessons form the past regarding Afghan refugees.

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India

Afghan Diaspora in India Is Losing Hope of Returning Home After Taliban Takeover

 Some 15,000 Afghan refugees live in New Delhi,  many now see any prospect of returning home fading with the Taliban’s comeback. and are worried for their families left behind in Afghanistan.

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US

Afghan Americans scramble to support diaspora

Afghan Americans creating networks of support for evacuations and resettlements  Call for government action and change in refugee policies that are not feasible under the current circumstances that fleeing Afghans face. 

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