Daily Evacuation Brief | April 13, 2022
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Devastating Famine: How War in Ukraine Deepens Food Insecurity in Afghanistan
Over 13,000 babies have died after being born prematurely, likely due to maternal malnutrition. Mothers are crying in the night because they can’t feed their children. Afghans are selling their children, their organs, anything they can to afford bread. It sounds too horrific to be true, but this is the reality every day in Afghanistan…
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LAST 24 HOURS:
Iran temporarily halted consular affairs activities in Afghanistan as a result of recent protests that saw rocks thrown at Iranian diplomatic missions. The Iranian Foreign Ministry firmly reminded the Taliban of their responsibility to provide security for their facilities and staff. Iranian officials continue to allude to “enemies” who are seeking to divide Afghanistan and Iran. Exactly who they are referring to is not clear. Later in the day, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that Iranian consular activities had resumed.
New Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif declared a desire to seek peaceful resolutions in Afghanistan, Kashmir, and Palestine in remarks following his election.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
More clashes are expected in Badakhshan. The Taliban are attempting to direct ground forces by air but continue to have issues with stable communications.
The Taliban will strengthen security around all diplomatic facilities in Kabul and consulates in other provinces. Security forces have been ordered to “immediately disperse any gatherings” and “arrest suspected leaders of protests”.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 87.95 AFN (as of 13 APR 2022)
Afghan Resistance Groups Eye Spring Offensive
By Lynne O’Donnell – Foreign Policy
Armed resistance against the Taliban is picking up momentum across Afghanistan, with militias run by…
Concerns Raised Over Drone Activity in Afghan Airspace
By Shirshah Rasooli – TOLO News
Residents in various provinces of Afghanistan, especially Kabul, Khost and Kandahar, have recently expressed concern over the increase in drone…
Religious Scholars again call for reopening of girls’ schools
By Pajhwok Afghan News
Religious scholars have once again called for the lifting all restrictions on girls’ education…
Afghan Girls And The Completely Demonstrable Absurdity Of Anti-Woman Societies
By Liz Elting – Forbes
After the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, following 20 years of U.S. occupation, it was easy to…
Iran Demands That The Taliban Protect Diplomatic Posts After Consulate and Embassy Attacked
By Radio Free Europe
Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned a top Afghan Embassy official to protest violence against…
Former Provincial Governor of Jowzjan Arrested in Iran over Recruiting Militants for Ukraine
By Najibullah Lalzoy – Khaama Press
Iranian media have reported that the former governor of Jowzjan province and member of the…
Welcome.US CEO Council Launches with New Commitments by 35 CEOs to Support Resettlement, Upskilling, and Hiring of Newcomers from Ukraine and Afghanistan
Today, Welcome.US and 35 CEOs are launching the Welcome.US CEO Council, a new effort to accelerate and scale private sector support for…
Afghan boy unlawfully removed from UK for 18 months can claim damages
By Free Movement
The Court of Appeal has held that the unlawful removal of a vulnerable Afghan child and the 18 months of disruption to his private life…