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Afghan Refugees

Breaking Bread in Kabul

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.22.2015 | World
Kathy Kelly

Here in Kabul, over breakfast with Afghan Peace Volunteers (APVs), we easily recalled key elements of the conflict resolution and peer mediation "train the trainers" workshops that Ellis Brooks, with Voices for Creative Nonviolence-UK, had facilitated a week ago.

Why Our Current Responses for Refugees Aren't Enough

Lindsay Stark | Posted 11.12.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Stark

It is time for the humanitarian community to invest in strategies and implement policies that respond to the lived realities of refugees today. Such efforts will take devoted funds, openness to testing different approaches, and exploration of new modes of service delivery to treat refugees where they are.

A Day In The Life Of Afghan Refugees In Athens' Victoria Square

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.11.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Afghan refugees have flooded Victoria Square in Greek's capital city in recent weeks. Gathered either in families or in big gro...

Explosion At Afghan Gas Terminal Kills 10 Children Living In Refugee Camp

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

HERAT, Afghanistan — A series of large explosions at a gas terminal on the edge of the western Afghan city of Herat late on Monday killed 10 chi...

Iconic 'Afghan Girl' Target Of Fake ID Probe In Pakistan

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Sharbat Gula became the face of the struggles of Afghan refugees in Pakistan when she and her piercing green eyes landed on the cover of National Geog...

Portraits Of Afghan Children Living In Pakistan

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

ISLAMABAD (AP) — For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world's largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afg...

Afghan Refugees Risk Smugglers, Deportation In Search Of A New Life

Agence France Presse | Usman Sharifi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

An elderly Afghan man with a bearded, tired face gazes from the television screen and says sadly: "My son wouldn't listen to me. He borrowed money jus...

Pentagon Alert: Freezing Refugees Need Your Help

David Wood | Posted 03.23.2013 | World
David Wood

Winter has hit hard across Afghanistan, and nowhere more so than in camps for internally displaced Afghans, where some 450,000 desperate families have...

Survival and Dignity in an Afghan Winter

Kathy Kelly | Posted 12.31.2012 | World
Kathy Kelly

Among Afghanistan's ongoing burdens of destitution and war, of course temperatures are now dropping again.

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 07.21.2012 | World

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 06.30.2012 | World

From Mexico to Myanmar, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across the gl...

Severe Cold Kills Scores Of Afghan Refugee Children | ROD NORDLAND | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- After a harsh winter killed children in refugee camps around the Afghan capital and brought attention to poor conditions there, ...

The Forgotten Afghans of Pakistan

Saad Khan | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Saad Khan

Afghan refugees have become an excellent bargaining chip for Pakistan.

Indonesia Braces For New Wave Of Refugees

The Sydney Morning Herald | Tom Allard and Yuko Narushima | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

INDONESIAN authorities are bracing for a huge influx of boat people, anticipating as many as 10,000 asylum-seekers are waiting in Malaysia to transit ...

Iran Expels 13,000 Afghan Refugees

Quqnoos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Iran has withdrawn 13,000 Afghan immigrants over the past one month forcedly....

A Renewed Global Commitment to Afghan Refugees

Khaled Hosseini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Khaled Hosseini

I hope Obama's renewed commitment to Afghanistan extends far beyond the mere bolstering of coalition forces. What the Afghan people need is international attention to serious failures in the civil sector.