Daily Evacuation Brief | August 15, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
Pakistan declared that people who overstay their visas will not be charged the typical fines required when exiting the country through December 31, 2022. This directive is meant to ease the burden on refugee families who may be sheltering in the country.
An Iranian delegation arrived in Kabul to discuss border and immigration tensions with the Taliban. The delegation is led by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Consular Issues, and the focus of the discussions is expected to be about legitimizing the movement of Afghans to Iran with proper visas.
NEXT 24 HOURS
August 15th marks one year since the Taliban’s capture of Kabul and overthrow of President Ashraf Ghani’s democratic government, and the Taliban are expected to celebrate across the country. At-risk Afghans are encouraged to avoid areas where ceremonies occur and limit their time in public areas to necessary trips only. In addition to the Taliban likely being more reckless and/or aggressive during the celebrations, ISIS-K is expected to launch attacks on the ceremonies in order to demonstrate the lack of stability and security under Taliban rule. The increase in international and regional media coverage for the anniversary provides a window of opportunity for the terrorist group. While no specific threat has been identified public venues hosting large gatherings, ethnic/religious minority enclaves, and government infrastructure are likely targets.
ONE YEAR AFTER THE FALL: AFGHAN WOMEN ATTEMPT TO BUILD NEW LIVES ABROAD
When the Taliban walked into the capital of Afghanistan on Aug. 15, 2021, America’s longest war came to an end. The vacuum left by the exit of U.S. troops forced tens of thousands of Afghans to flee. Some were evacuated by Western nations. Others escaped on foot. For many Afghan women, the Taliban takeover spelled the end of the freedoms they had enjoyed for two decades.
Taliban stronger than ever a year after takeover
By The Japan Times
A year since returning to power in Afghanistan, the Taliban are a stronger military force than ever, but threats to their rule do…
‘I’ll be sacrificed’: The lost and sold daughters of Afghanistan
By Robyn Huang - Al Jazeera
Child marriage, lack of education, financial desperation – a year on from the Taliban takeover, what does the future hold for…
‘Afghan Women’ Aren’t Who You Think They Are
By Lima Halima Ahmad – Foreign Policy
On May 7, the Taliban issued a statement making their version of the hijab mandatory for all women of Afghanistan, even…
Tehran, Kabul mull cooperation against ‘common enemy’
By The Tehran Times
The escalating ISIS attacks in Afghanistan have raised alarm bells in Kabul and Tehran alike as they targeted Taliban and…
India's Steps to Upgrade Diplomatic Representation in Kabul Welcomed by Afghanistan
By News 18
The foreign ministry of the Taliban dispensation in Afghanistan has welcomed India’s diplomatic presence in Kabul and promised to ensure security to the Indian mission in…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
EU scolds Taliban after crackdown on Afghanistan women’s rally
By Al Arabiya
Taliban fighters on Saturday fired in the air and beat up protesters taking part in a women’s “bread, work and freedom” march in…
Australian academic Timothy Weeks, once held captive by the Taliban, praises regime on return to Afghanistan
By Stephanie Borys – ABC
After his release, the Australian teacher converted to Islam and has previously praised the work of the Taliban.
THE DAILY WTF
The U.S. Is Rejecting Over 90% Of Afghans Seeking Entry
By The Herman Legal Group
Since July 2021, USCIS has received 46,000 applications from Afghans hoping to come to the United States through…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 89.90 AFN (as of 15 AUG 2022)