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Flights carrying Afghans to U.S. resume

Hundreds of Afghans left Ramstein Air Base late Saturday as flights to the U.S. resumed following a three-week pause imposed after measles cases were confirmed among evacuees. "We really are excited to be finishing up this …

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EU to accept Afghan refugees on individual basis

Accepting of Afghan refugees in the EU will be done on an individual and voluntary basis, High Representative Josep Borrell said, speaking at the informal meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers  He noted that people at risk, …

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Ankara says cannot take burden of more Afghan migrants

Turkey has sufficiently fulfilled its humanitarian and ethical duties regarding migration and cannot take the burden of an additional migrant wave from Afghanistan, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu said in a joint news …

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98 countries pledge to accept Afghans

The United States and 97 other countries said on Sunday that they would continue to take in people fleeing Afghanistan after the American military departs this week and had secured an agreement with the Taliban (the movement banned in Russia) to …

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Uzbekistan hosts several hundreds of Afghan refugees

Uzbekistan has temporarily accommodated several hundred Afghan refugees, a source in the Termez city administration said. "A group of about 150 people - children, women and men - have been accommodated in a tent camp near the …

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UN chief urges to accept Afghan refugees

The UN presence in Afghanistan will be adapted to new security concerns and will be maintained, while all countries should accept rather than turn away Afghan refugees fleeing the country, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday at a …

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Tajikistan ready to take in up to 100,000 Afghan refugees

Tajikistan is preparing to take in up to 100,000 refugees from neighbouring Afghanistan where fighting has escalated as United States-led troops withdraw, a senior Tajik official said on Friday. Taliban insurgents are gaining control of …

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Afghan refugees seek asylum in Turkey

As the United States continues its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, disputed reports indicate a rising number of asylum seekers of Afghan origin are crossing Turkey’s eastern border

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Asylum and migration in the EU: Facts and figures

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on migration flows in the EU. Movement restrictions put in place in light of the coronavirus pandemic have led to a reduction in migration, both legal and illegal, as countries have closed …

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Exiled Azerbaijanis: "We are ready to live in liberated territories, even in tents."

As a young woman in 1993, Azerbaijani Ramziya Sharifova waded across a river into Iran with her family to escape Armenian forces capturing her village, then watched as they burned it to the ground. Nearly 30 years later, she's finally planning to go home. The 47-year-old librarian is one of the 750,000 Azerbaijanis who fled the Nagorno-Karabakh region in southwestern Azerbaijan and several surrounding districts in the early 1990s

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