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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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US

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

Afghan community in Maine respond to the new refugee arrivals by formally creating the Afghan Community in Maine to welcome new arrivals, helping with interpreting and financial support. 

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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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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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