Afghanistan


Afghanistan’s Droughts And The International Community’s Response

In September, the United Nations (UN) published a report that said about 275,000 people in Afghanistan are currently displaced by the ongoing drought. They reported that 250,000 of those displaced are in the western region and that approximately 120,000 people were displaced from Badghis to Qala-e-Naw during the reporting period. […]


Children At Increased Risk Within Greek Island Reception Centres, Warns UNICEF

In a Press Release in Geneva on Friday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned authorities of the growing vulnerability of children living in Greek Island Reception Centres. This warning comes after a 32 percent rise in the number of migrants seeking refuge on the Greek Islands, where overcrowded and […]


Prime Minister of Pakistan Announces Citizenship for Refugees

With one of the highest refugee populations in the world, Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has announced that it will begin granting citizenship to those refugees, specifically those from Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Many refugees have been residents of Pakistan for 30 years now, and have children that grew up […]


War-Weary Ghazni Desperate For Another Ceasefire

The first humanitarian convoy finally arrived in Ghazni on August 18, 2018, following nearly a week of heavy fighting between Taliban militants and allied armed forces. This is after UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesperson Jens Laerke noted that several roads leading into Ghazni were found littered […]


Afghan City Of Ghazni Suffers Assault By Taliban Fighters

On August 17, Taliban insurgents overran the provincial capital of Ghazni, leaving 14 security forces killed and 20 injured. While US forces provided air support in a government led a multi-pronged counterattack leaving an estimated 150 insurgents killed, there are conflicting reports of whether they were ultimately successful in retaking […]


Is the Taliban Mounting a Resurgence in Afghanistan?

Almost seventeen years since the United States first set foot in Afghanistan, the fragile nation, plagued by government corruption as well as terrorism and insurgency, still faces constant bouts of political and social unrest.  Although the U.S. mounted a robust and deliberate ousting of the Taliban government in Afghanistan immediately […]


Afghan City Suffers Surprise Four-Day Taliban Attack

On 13 August the Taliban launched a four-day surprise attack on Ghazni, a city in southern Afghanistan. The Associated Press reported that hundreds have fled to escape the fighting, leaving the city streets bare. Contradictory reporting has illustrated two drastically different images of the city: one where the Taliban roams […]


Afghanistan Peace Talks Underway?

News of peace talks between the United States, backed Afghan government and the Taliban, has been revitalized after US Defence Secretary James Mattis confirmed that a discussion is currently underway. Mr. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday 7th August that “it is still early in (the) reconciliation process.” Questions […]