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Time running out for LGBTQ+ Afghans hiding from Taliban, warn charities

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Calls for the government to speed up the evacuation of gay, lesbian and transgender Afghans intensified on Saturday after the first LGBTQ+ group arrived safely in Britain but left many behind to face an uncertain fate...

First group of LGBTQ+ Afghans arrive in UK as charity warns of ‘escalating’ threat

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The level of threat against LGBTQ+ Afghans is “escalating and escalating” a charity chief has warned, as the first 29 people from this group arrived in Britain. Nancy Kelley, the chief executive of Stonewall, the lesb...

Afghans have Cop26 delegate applications rejected days before event

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Six environmental experts from Afghanistan who were due to attend Cop26 as their country’s delegates to the global conference have had their applications rejected just days before the event begins. The six – five men ...

First group of LGBT+ Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in the UK

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A group of LGBT+ Afghans has arrived in Britain, the first since the Taliban’s return to power in August caused panic among gay and transgender Afghans, who feared persecution and even death under the Islamists’ rule....

Ambassador in limbo makes plea for Afghans to be allowed into EU

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In other times, Mirwais Samadi would have welcomed a campaign to deter his compatriots from opting to become illegal migrants and embarking on the often dangerous trek from Afghanistan to Europe. By far the worst part...

‘The Taliban will have no mercy’: LGBTQ+ Afghans go into hiding

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Laila, a transgender woman in Afghanistan, rubs her eyes to wipe tears away. “I am terrified. It’s like a nightmare. I don’t feel safe even in my room. I’m scared of the Taliban. When I see them I feel they will know ...

The Observer view on the Taliban and how they underestimate ordinary Afghans

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The fall of Kabul in November 2001 was celebrated by rightwing British newspapers and commentators as something akin to Victorian imperial payback. Northern Alliance forces, backed by US and UK air strikes, swept the ...

Afgane -betogers het na bewering vermoor tydens die Taliban -opstand teen betogings, sê VN - video

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Die VN se regte woordvoerder, Ravina Shamdasani, het berigte ontvang van huis-tot-huis soektogte na Afgaanse betogers tydens die gewelddadige onderdrukking van die Taliban op protesoptogte teen hul bewind, wat reeds tot vier gelei het ...

‘My homeland, my only love’: fleeing Afghans embrace 1998 song

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As yet another generation of Afghans fled their homeland over the past fortnight, one song has resonated as a poignant anthem for the exodus. My Homeland – Sarzamin i Man in Farsi – was written in 1998 by the singer D...

My Homeland: song becomes poignant anthem for fleeing Afghans

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As yet another generation of Afghans fled their homeland over the past fortnight, one song has resonated as a poignant anthem for the exodus. My Homeland – Sarzamin i Man in Farsi – was written in 1998 by the singer D...

‘I pray they are alive’: Afghans headed to US think of families left behind

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As another 250 Afghan refugees evacuated from Kabul left the Sigonella airbase in Sicily bound for Philadelphia, Haifa, 30, watches the plane lift off the runway and disappear into the clouds. With dozens of other com...

‘People are broken’: Afghans describe first day under full Taliban control

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Arifa Ahmadi* started her first day under full Taliban control by burning her jeans and any other clothes that the Taliban would be likely to disapprove of as the nation woke up to a new era after the last American tr...

‘She will die’: Afghans take New Zealand government to court over alleged visa inaction

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In the video, New Zealand flags are burning. Their edges curl and the stars of the southern cross turn black, crumbling into the soil of a Kabul backyard. The flags are printed on sheet after sheet of paper: certifica...

UK councils urged to offer housing and support to fleeing Afghans

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Britain’s councils have been urged to come forward and provide accommodation and other help for Afghans fleeing the Taliban after the government said about two-thirds of local authorities had yet to confirm their supp...

Openbaar gemaak: Foreign Office ignored frantic pleas to help Afghans

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Thousands of emails to the Foreign Office from MPs and charities detailing urgent cases of Afghans trying to escape from Kabul have not been read, including cases flagged by government ministers, the Observer has been...

Afghans crowd airport gates as evacuation efforts wind down

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Anxious crowds of Afghans still hoping to join the western evacuation airlift from Kabul have crowded airport gates less than a day after scores were killed in a devastating Islamic State double bombing. As flights fr...

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