Etiqueta: Afghans

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‘It’s a joke’: left-behind Afghans despair at dog rescue revelations

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Afghans who worked for the British but were not able to get on flights out of Kabul said the revelation that Boris Johnson appears to have personally approved the evacuation of animals last August added to their pain ...

Lives of LGBTQ+ Afghans ‘dramatically worse’ under Taliban rule, encuentra encuesta

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The lives of LGBTQ+ people in Afghanistan have “dramatically worsened” under Taliban rule, según una nueva encuesta, which highlights cases of violence, gang-rape and death threats since the group seized power last y...

‘On the brink’: drought and politics leave Afghans fighting famine

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In his seven decades, Mehrajuddin has been a police commander, a fighter for the mujahideen, a district governor and a prosecutor, and even briefly worked in Europe. Until this year, he has never struggled to feed his...

Failure to create safe routes ‘forcing Afghans to make perilous journeys to UK’

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The UK’s failure to create safe routes for vulnerable Afghans is forcing thousands to make the “gut-wrenching” decision to embark on “perilous, life-threatening journeys” to seek safety in Britain, the Refugee Council...

Fears grow that Home Office has lost will to resettle Afghans under threat

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Priti Patel’s much-trumpeted scheme to allow Afghans to resettle in Britain has been starved of “appropriate resources”, according to officials, as a former senior diplomat voices fears that the UK government appears ...

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 ...

Afghans protesters reportedly killed during Taliban crackdown on demonstrations, says UN – video

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The UN’s rights spokesperson, Ravina Shamdasani, received reports of house-to-house searches for Afghan demonstrators during the Taliban’s violent crackdown on protests against their rule that has already led to four ...

‘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...

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