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Policy Response

Countries have implemented varying policy responses and actions to the ongoing and deteriorating social, economic, political and security situation in Afghanistan. While some countries have offered resettlement to Afghans, others have increasingly securitized their borders.

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POLICY RESPONSES FROM GOVERNMENTS
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Canada

Canada announces it can resettle up to 20,000 Afghans

Supporting Afghan nationals: About the special programs - Canada.ca 

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United States

US Announce P-2 resettlement program for Afghans

U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Priority 2 Designation for Afghan Nationals

 

 

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Australia

Australia allocates 3,000 humanitarian places for resettled Afghans

3,000 humanitarian places for Afghanistan

 

 

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United Kingdom

UK announce special resettlement program for Afghans that have worked with UK government

Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy: further information on eligibility criteria, offer details and how to apply - GOV.UK

 

 

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United Kingdom

Afghan refugees in the UK -Migration Observatory

Understanding the policies for Afghan refugees in the UK - Migration Observatory The Migration Observatory.

 

 

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Japan

Japan offers resettlement to afghans. About 500 Afghans could qualify

In rare move, Japan prepares to offer refuge to Afghans.

 

 

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Germany

Germany to grant asylum to about 10,000 Afghans [In German]

Shift in power in Afghanistan: German government expects more refugees.

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United Kingdom

UK Government helps LGBT Afghans start new life in Britain

UK Government supports the departure of prosecuted Afghans from the LGBT Community, so far having helped more than 1,300 people.

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Human Rights

Policy Responses to Support Afghans Fleeing Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

Human Right Watch issues humanitarian and policy advice for countries regarding the protection of Afghan refugees. 

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Greece

Greece finishes wall on border with Turkey, amid fears of Afghan migrant crisis

Amid fears of an increase in Afghan asylum seekers, Greece has built a 40 km wall along its border with Turkey.

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Turkey

Turkey builds a border wall to stop refugees from Afghanistan

Turkey is reinforcing its border with Iran due to fears of a potential rise in the number of Afghan refugees.

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