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The latest publications, news, and events from the GFA team
Articles, interviews, reports, press releases, and media events on Afghanistan.
If you want to submit evidence of human rights incidents in Afghanistan. Please contact UN representatives on the following email address:
Click on the United Nations website below for more information:
OHCHR | Special Rapporteur on Afghanistan
Mr. Richard Bennett
Publications & Reports
How to Keep the U.S. From Forgetting About Afghanistan
(The Washington Monthly)
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USA Hello's Afghan Resource Center offers practical information and resources for newly arriving Afghans to the USA.
Find information in English, Dari, or Pashto on services and benefits, immigration, jobs, daily life, American culture, U.S. laws, money, health, and education. Use their FindHello app to connect to local services in cities across the country. Find help for every status including Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), refugees, and people with humanitarian parole.
Click on the logo above for more information.
The British Red Cross is working with Afghans coming to the United Kingdom.
Their site contains resources for Afghans looking for information on how to adapt to life in the UK. It's also a good resource for health and wellbeing. The British Red Cross is also providing translators.
The site which is in English, Dari, and Pashto guides you through the British government's Afghan Citizen’s Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) and the Afghan Relocations & Assistance Policy (ARAP) Scheme. ARAP is to help Afghans that worked with the UK government or Armed Forces in Afghanistan.
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Global resources and information on the situation in #Afghanistan
Report on threats to former Afghan security and civilian personnel:
Report of The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and Afghan Peace Watch (APW) Tracking Disorder During Taliban Rule in Afghanistan (2022): https://afghanpeacewatch.org/files/ACLED_APW_Report_Tracking-Disorder-During-Taliban-Rule-in-Afghanistan_WebFin_2022.pdf
News and Briefings:
Information on Women and Girls: https://afghanpeacewatch.org/category/afghan-women/
Information on the Security Situation: https://afghanpeacewatch.org/category/security/
For witnesses to human rights violations and journalists:
Upload your evidence here: https://www.afghanwitness.org
Reports on security and threats to women and girls:
Reports on armed groups’ activities including Taliban, ISKP: https://www.afghanwitness.org/reports
Individual stories covering journalists, judges, prosecutors, civil servants, aid workers, doctors, LGBTQ+ individuals, human and women’s rights defenders and entrepreneurs:
Reports and videos on human rights violations targeting:
LGBT people: https://www.hrw.org/asia/afghanistan
Religious and ethnic minorities (ISIS attacks): https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/09/06/afghanistan-isis-group-targets-religious-minorities
News and Briefings
Briefing to UK Parliament on categories of individuals at threat and in need of assistance to resettle in the UK and elsewhere: https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/09/12/international-criminal-court-should-reach-decision-afghanistan
Disability rights violations: https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/09/08/afghan-disability-rights-advocate-honored
Executions and forced disappearances: https://www.hrw.org/asia/afghanistan
International Criminal Court: https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/09/12/international-criminal-court-should-reach-decision-afghanistan
Report on threats to women, journalists and religious and ethnic minorities:
Situation of human rights in Afghanistan: Report of the Special Rapporteur 09 Sept 2022. Covers discrimination and violence against women, journalists, and religious and ethnic minorities and conflict-related human rights violations and restrictions on human rights: https://www.ohchr.org/en/documents/country-reports/ahrc516-situation-human-rights-afghanistan-report-special-rapporteur
To report human rights concerns in Afghanistan with confidentiality. Please contact the following email:
Updates and Urgent UN Debates
Global Friends of Afghanistan welcomes, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken creating the Alliance for Afghan Women’s Economic Resilience (AWER).
"AWER is a new public-private partnership between the Department of State and Boston University that aims to catalyze business, philanthropic, and civil society commitments to advance Afghan women’s entrepreneurship, employment, and educational opportunities in Afghanistan and third countries."
This is a great move for the Afghan people.
For more details about AWER please contact Radhika Prabhu, PrabhuRG@state.gov.
Connecting Afghans with the world
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