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Daily Evacuation Brief | February 25, 2022
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LAST 24 HOURS:
The clashes reported on yesterday in Panjshir and along the Pakistan border were confirmed. Casualty counts from the separate incidents are still coming in.
Russia invaded Ukraine and combat operations are underway.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
House to house searches are being planned in the Khair Khana district of Kabul over the next several days.
Be wary of travel on the outskirts of Kabul for the next 48 hrs.
UKRAINE SITUATION AND EFFECTS ON THE AFGHAN EVACUATION
CONTEXT: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could dramatically affect the situation in Afghanistan in both the near- and long-term. We have outlined our predictions below.
NEAR TERM - Refugees currently moving in/around Europe should be aware of the additional stress the projected 1-5 million new Ukrainian refugees will place on immigration systems. Furthermore, the expected influx of Ukrainian refugees could overwhelm border crossings with neighboring states and throughout Europe. Afghan refugees who are traveling to Europe may experience longer travel times, and European countries will likely tighten entrance restrictions. Air transportation will be slightly disrupted and cancellations are expected throughout Europe for select airlines
LONG TERM – Efforts to raise funds for the Afghanistan refugee situation and to stabilize the Afghan economy will likely suffer. It is possible that some pledges made by states to the UN will be withdrawn or redirected to support efforts around Ukraine. UN agencies and other major NGOs involved in Afghanistan will be forced to deal with strains on personnel and services as they cope with a new potential crisis. The economic fallout from sanctions imposed on Russia and her allies could cause upheaval to global markets. Commodities in particular will be hard hit, and subsequent increases in transport costs will degrade the humanitarian relief efforts.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 91.87 AFN (as of 25 FEB 2022)
By TOLO News
… expected to pave the way for a flow of Ukrainian refugees who may seek shelter in Europe. This will also affect the migration process of Afghan refugees who have been living in European…
By UN News
One member of the vaccination transit team was killed in Taloqan district in Takhar province, while four members of house-to-house teams were…
By Pajhwok Afghan News
One Taliban security official and eight ‘enemies’ have been killed during an operation in central Panjsher province, an…
By Al Arabiya News
At least two people were killed and several more injured Thursday in border clashes between Afghan Taliban and…
By Ariana News
Officials from the Ministries of Interior and Defense met with the Turkmen ambassador to Kabul and the Executive Director of…
International News Relating to Afghanistan
By Camilo Montoya-Galvez – CBS News
More than one-third of the 67,380 Afghans processed at U.S. military sites following their evacuation from…
By Al Jazeera
After months of tensions, Russian forces launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine with explosions heard across the country…
The Absurdity of the Day
By Mohammed Rasool – Vice
A senior Taliban minister has boasted about “historic” numbers of suicide attacks the Islamist group has carried…
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