The dangerous situation faced by Afghans who want to flee, but can’t, shows how unwilling or unprepared the US and other countries are to deal with refugees.
European leaders expressed solidarity with people trapped in Kabul with no reference to the people trapped in makeshift camps on its periphery.
The Conservative pledge to replace government-assisted refugee places with more private sponsorship focuses on the integration potential of refugees rather than their protection needs. That’s wrong.
The latest border protection move from the UK government could breach international law.
Refugee women reported less internet use than men across all online activities, including banking, education, health services and social services.
Everyone has the right to have a country to seek asylum, but it will need international cooperation to get the Taliban to honour this right.
When people fled the new United States in the 18th century, they were taken in by the British Empire but became disillusioned by unfulfilled British promises.
Here are some ways to support people from Afghanistan locally, nationally and overseas.
Indonesia, as well as many other countries that will see an increase in Afghan refugees and asylum seekers, will be put to a test of humanity and will have to act quickly.
An ‘orderly departure program’ similar to the one set up after the Vietnam War could offer a vital pathway out of Afghanistan for refugees over the next several years.
Uganda is making an effort in a neighbourhood where few other countries have the same enthusiasm.
Faith-based organizations have been central partners in resettling refugees in the United States. But there are signs that support may be waning.
The Afghans people surveyed were optimistic and positive about their lives in Australia — and felt welcome in their communities.
Research on the connection between “liberal” or “caring” asylum policies and rates of crime shows that the humane treatment of refugees can have a beneficial effect on domestic security.
The U.S. military collected biometric data on Afghan civilians. The information may have fallen into the hands of the Taliban, highlighting why collecting the data is too risky in the first place.
The largest immigration detention centre is located in a COVID hot spot in western Sydney. We need to make vaccinations for detainees and staff an urgent priority.
Schools can focus on collaboration between teachers and students to wrap a system of support around children who need it the most.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon.
New Zealand has an ethical obligation to acknowledge its role in creating the crisis in Afghanistan and to increase its refugee intake to save as many as possible.
Scott Morrison has said Afghans in Australia on temporary protection visas who came by boat will not be offered permanent residence.