UK’s Migrant Boat Dispute Has Eyes Fixed on the Channel

The southeastern coast of England is increasingly the focal point of Britain’s migration debate as the government advocates more extreme measures to halt asylum seekers arriving by boat.

#asylum-right-of, #calais-france, #england, #english-channel, #europe, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #kent-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

U.K.’s Migrant Boat Dispute Has Eyes Fixed on the Channel

The southeastern coast of England is increasingly the focal point of Britain’s migration debate as the government advocates more extreme measures to halt asylum seekers arriving by boat.

#asylum-right-of, #calais-france, #england, #english-channel, #europe, #great-britain, #immigration-and-emigration, #kent-england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Biden Pushes Deterrent Border Policy After Promising ‘Humane’ Approach

The deportation of Haitian migrants is a stark example of how President Biden has deployed some of the most aggressive approaches to immigration put in place by former President Donald J. Trump.

#asylum-right-of, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #border-patrol-us, #deportation, #haiti, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Images of Border Patrol’s Treatment of Haitian Migrants Prompt Outrage

The footage offered a glimpse of the chaos that has been unfolding in Texas and called into question President Biden’s decision to swiftly deport thousands.

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Biden to Raise the Cap on Refugees to 125,000

The move indicates the president’s intention to open the country’s doors after four years in which the Trump administration sought to prevent refugees from settling in the United States.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #haiti, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Merkel’s Children: Living Legacies Called Angela, Angie and Sometimes Merkel

For some refugee families who traveled to Germany during the migrant crisis of 2015 and 2016, gratitude for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome them comes via a namesake.

#afghanistan, #africa, #elections, #europe, #germany, #immigration-and-emigration, #merkel-angela, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #orban-viktor, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Thousands of Afghans on American Military Bases Await Resettlement

Many who left the country in August are waiting for medical and security screenings and flights from overseas that were halted by measles.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #military-bases-and-installations, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas

For Afghan Refugees, a Mix of Luxury and Trauma at Albania’s Beach Resorts

Albania, which has committed to taking in up to 4,000 refugees from Afghanistan, is housing several hundred in resorts on the Adriatic coast.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #albania, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #women-and-girls

A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

The international community pledged more than $1 billion in emergency funding as Afghans already unsure of where their next meal will come from risk running out of food just as winter sets in.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #bachelet-michelle, #food-insecurity, #geneva-switzerland, #grandi-filippo-1957, #griffiths-martin, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-nations

‘Football Is Like Food’: Afghan Female Soccer Players Find a Home in Italy

Members of a team from Herat left behind the lives they had built in Afghanistan in hopes that they can build a future where they can play, and thrive.

#afghanistan, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #italy, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #soccer, #taliban, #women-and-girls

‘We Truly Have Lost Everything’: A Journey Out of Kabul the Day It Fell

Nadima Sahar, a government official, was determined to stay. But then she learned the palace staff, and maybe even the president, had already fled.

#afghanistan, #arlington-va, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-international-airport, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #sahar-nadima, #taliban

Afghans Flee to Pakistan. An Uncertain Future Awaits.

Refugees have drawn an angry response from many in that country, leading to discrimination and efforts to force them to go back to Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #pakistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban

Afghanistan Aid Workers Tread a Tricky Path Under Taliban Rule

Afghanistan desperately needs aid. Nonprofits desperately want to provide it. But the aid groups are being tested as never before by the uncertainty that has followed the Taliban takeover.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban

Aid Workers Staying in Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan Tread a Tricky Path

Afghanistan desperately needs aid. Nonprofits desperately want to provide it. But the aid groups are being tested as never before by the uncertainty that has followed the Taliban takeover.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban

Americans Stretch Across Political Divides to Welcome Afghan Refugees

“Even the most right-leaning isolationists” are coming forward to help those fleeing Afghanistan, a pastor said. A mass mobilization is underway.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #arizona, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #veterans, #volunteers-and-community-service

As Afghan Refugee Crisis Unfolds, Koreans Recall ‘Miracle’ Evacuation

The U.S. military evacuated 91,000 people out of a North Korean port in 1950. By some estimates, it was the single largest wartime refugee evacuation in American history until Afghanistan.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #korean-war, #north-korea, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

The First Afghan Rhodes Scholar Saved Her Father, and Wants to Do More

Summia Tora used her connections to get her father and an uncle on a flight out of Kabul. Helping other Afghan refugees, she said, may occupy “most of the rest of my life.”

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #england, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rhodes-scholarship, #taliban

Inside the Afghan Evacuation: Rogue Flights, Hope and Chaos

President Biden has insisted that the evacuation of Kabul was done as efficiently as possible. But key documents obtained by The New York Times suggest otherwise.

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Afghans With Ties to U.S. Who Could Not Get Out Now Live in Fear

Thousands did not make it onto U.S. military evacuation flights. Many of them are now in hiding, worried for their safety and their future.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-first, #human-rights-watch, #humanitarian-aid, #international-refugee-assistance-project, #muslims-and-islam, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas, #women-and-girls

Refugees Are Suffering. This Novelist Won’t Look Away.

Rabih Alameddine writes about topics many would rather forget. In his new book, “The Wrong End of the Telescope,” he tells the story of a transgender doctor attempting to care for people fleeing war-torn Syria.

#alameddine-rabih, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lebanon, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #the-wrong-end-of-the-telescope-book, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #writing-and-writers

Shifting to Governing, Taliban Will Name Supreme Afghan Leader

Facing immense challenges in a devastated country, and a hard transition from war to administration, the Islamist movement is preparing to name a new, theocratic government.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #akhundzada-haibatullah, #baradar-abdul-ghani, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #food-insecurity, #haqqani-network, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #international-monetary-fund, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #shortages, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations, #yaqoub-muhammad

Will the World Formally Recognize the Taliban?

The extremist group back in charge of Afghanistan has been a pariah to much of the world for its legacy of brutality, and the prospects for greater acceptance remain unclear.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #al-qaeda, #foreign-aid, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #terrorism, #womens-rights

When Climate Change Comes to Your Doorstep

Climate migration is here. Where we go next is unclear.

#fires-and-firefighters, #hurricane-henri-2021, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #weather

I Worked With the U.S. I Thought I Would Be Saved.

Thousands of Afghans like me had their hopes for escape from the Taliban dashed when the U.S. completed its withdrawal.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #humanitarian-aid, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas

Stranded in Kabul: A U.S. Resident Runs Out of Options

Refugee groups say hundreds, and possibly thousands, of green card holders have been left behind.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #visas

Stranded in Kabul, Afghanistan: A US Resident Runs Out of Options

Refugee groups say hundreds, and possibly thousands, of green card holders have been left behind.

#afghan-americans, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #visas

Blinken’s Speech on Afghanistan: Full Transcript

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Blinken’s Speech on ‘New Chapter’ in Afghanistan

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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‘What Will Happen to Me?’ An Uncertain Future Awaits Afghans Who Fled

Tens of thousands clambered onto evacuation planes bound for Qatar. Many are now in limbo in overflowing processing centers, fearful of what comes next.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #doha-qatar, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

How Veterans Online Are Scrambling to Get People Out of Afghanistan

Using office software, satellite maps and messaging apps, volunteers are acting like digital guide services to helping American citizens and Afghan allies flee the country.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #translation-and-interpreters, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

A Digital Dunkirk: Veterans Online Scramble to Get People Out of Afghanistan

Using office software, satellite maps and messaging apps, volunteers are acting like digital guide services to helping American citizens and Afghan allies flee the country.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #translation-and-interpreters, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #veterans

An Afghan Refugee Built a Robot as a Message of Hope

As Afghans flee the Taliban, the experiences of a fellow countryman, Saidullah Karimi, warn of tough times ahead, but also carry a message of hope.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #content-type-personal-profile, #greece, #immigration-and-emigration, #karimi-saidullah-1970, #labor-and-jobs, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #robots-and-robotics

Giant Puppet of Syrian Refugee Angers Some on Walk Through Greece

“Little Amal” is on a 5,000-mile journey from Turkey to Britain to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees. But in Greece, some have objected to her presence, saying it could encourage more migrants.

#greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #turkey, #war-and-armed-conflicts

At Least 12 U.S. Troops Among Masses of Dead in Kabul Suicide Attack

Bombers struck a huge crowd outside the airport, killing dozens of civilians in the waning days of the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #airports, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #khorasan, #mckenzie-kenneth-f, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps

The Misery In Afghanistan Shouldn’t Be Politicized

Let’s keep our bearings and humanity when discussing the botched American withdrawal.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #internal-sub-only, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-politics-and-government

Let’s Not Pretend That the Way We Withdrew From Afghanistan Was the Problem

Our ignominious exit reflects the failure of America’s foreign policy establishment at both prediction and policymaking.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #draper-robert-1959, #international-relations, #iraq, #iraq-war-2003-11, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

Relief, and Worry, for Arrivals From Afghanistan

Afghan refugees and Americans who recently made it to the Washington area are happy to be in the United States, but they fear for those left behind.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #dulles-international-airport-washington-dc, #families-and-family-life, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

A Swimmer’s Journey From Afghanistan to Refugee Camps to the Paralympics

Abbas Karimi, who was born without arms, eventually made it to the U.S. and realized his dream of competing internationally.

#afghanistan, #content-type-personal-profile, #disabilities, #paralympic-games, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #swimming, #tokyo-japan

The Latest G.O.P. Schism: How to Handle Afghan Evacuees

The resettlement of Afghan allies in the U.S. is revealing an internal divide between the party’s anti-immigrant wing and other conservatives who want to help the refugees.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Nurses Are Feeling: Tired, Angry and Hopeless

“The burnout and PTSD used to feel like a temporary chapter. I see no end in sight now,” one nurse writes. Also: Welcoming Afghan refugees; cosmetic surgery.

#afghanistan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nursing-and-nurses, #plastic-surgery, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Military Ramps Up Evacuations From Kabul, but Bottlenecks Persist

The Pentagon has increased the number of flights, but questions remain about whether the military can sustain the pace as the deadline to end the operation draws near.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #defense-department, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #homeland-security-department, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #state-department, #taliban, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

How Many People in Afghanistan Need to be Rescued? The Number Remains Elusive.

U.S. officials are reluctant to provide an estimate of the one number that matters most in their stream of evacuation updates.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airlifts, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #translation-and-interpreters, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #visas

Under Taliban Rule, Life in Kabul Transforms Once Again

Though the streets are quiet, Kabul residents describe a struggle to make ends meet in a reeling economy where banks and government offices are closed, and uncertainty reigns.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #food, #kabul-afghanistan, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #shortages, #taliban

I’m Organizing Evacuations From Afghanistan. It’s Chaos.

In the absence of American guidance, it has fallen to volunteers to figure out how to rescue Afghans scrambling for their lives.

#afghanistan, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #immigration-and-emigration, #kabul-afghanistan, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #united-states

El dilema de EE. UU. en Guatemala: ¿detener la corrupción o la migración?

El presidente Joe Biden prometió abordar la corrupción en Centroamérica, un propósito que ha tenido que pasar a segundo plano para lograr un clima de cooperación que reduzca el flujo migratorio.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #corruption-institutional, #el-salvador, #giammattei-alejandro, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-international-relations

Airbnb to Offer Free Housing to 20,000 Afghan Refugees

The company said it was working with resettlement agencies. It did not specify how long refugees could stay in the apartments and houses.

#afghanistan, #airbnb, #chesky-brian, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #humanitarian-aid, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

Biden Faces a Trade-Off: Stop Corruption, or Migration?

President Biden promised to attack corruption in Central America head on, but that goal has taken a back seat to cooperating on stopping migrants from the region.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-america, #corruption-institutional, #el-salvador, #giammattei-alejandro, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states-international-relations

Afghan Refugees Find a Firm and Unfriendly Border in Turkey

Even before the last week’s harrowing scenes at the Kabul airport, thousands of Afghans were fleeing over land through Iran to Turkey. But they are being pushed back.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #asylum-right-of, #deportation, #erdogan-recep-tayyip, #europe, #european-union, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #immigration-detention, #iran, #merkel-angela, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #taliban, #turkey

How the U.S. Informed a Crisis in Afghanistan

President Biden promised an orderly withdrawal. That pledge, compounded by missed signals and miscalculations, proved impossible.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #ghani-ashraf, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #khalilzad-zalmay, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #terrorism, #united-states-international-relations

50 Years After Vietnam, Thousands Flee Another Lost American War

The United States admitted more than 300,000 Southeast Asians after the Vietnam War. Analysts say there is little chance the country will repeat the extensive refugee resettlement effort.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #immigration-and-emigration, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-states, #vietnam-war