Daily Evacuation Brief | June 25, 2023
LAST 24 HOURS
ETHNIC TROUBLE IN BADAKHSHAN – A few unconfirmed reports have stated that Tajik Taliban units had forced approximately 500 Pashtun Taliban out of the Province. It is not clear what may have transpired between the units but a general sense of distrust has persisted between Pashtun elements and the Tajik, Hazara, and Uzbek ethnic units. If the reports turn out to be true, it could be worrisome for Kandahar and would likely mean the Taliban will send units to the area to reestablish control and chastise local Tajik Taliban Commanders. If that happens, violence could ensue.
PAKISTAN ORDERS MILITARY AND POLICE UNITS TO TREAT AFGHAN REFUGEES BETTER – The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions has released guidance to its personnel in a memorandum that forbids harassment or mistreatment of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and urges restraint in deportation cases of any Afghan refugee who has a valid Proof of Registration Card and/or a NADRA issued Afghan Citizens Card. Only engagement in criminal/anti-state activity will be acceptable grounds for forced deportation. The memorandum was published and distributed across multiple agencies on 20 June 2023.
RELOCATION OPERATION FOR DURAND LINE REFUGEES AND SUSPECTED TTP APPEARS TO HAVE BEGUN – Persistent reporting from Balkh and Takhar Provinces suggests the Taliban have been steadily moving caravans of people who were living along the Durand Line to these two Provinces. Convoys loaded with people and their baggage have been photographed passing along the roadways. The men in the convoys appear to be armed and it is not clear if they are Taliban security forces members or, the refugees themselves. It is not clear where the majority of these refugees are intended to take up residence as of yet. The operations commenced roughly ten days ago and consist of approximately 10 vehicles in each serial. The operation has not been met with enthusiasm from residents already living in the North and depending on what the Taliban has planned for their long-term lodging and resettlement in these areas, it could elicit a violent response. Especially, if forced evictions begin to take place as has been seen with Hazara communities.
CANADA FLIES NEARLY 200 AFGHAN REFUGEES FROM THE UAE TO CANADA – As a part of the recent agreement between Canada and the UAE to resettle some of the remaining Afghan refugees who have been living in the country since the fall of Kabul, Ottawa flew 192 refugees on a chartered flight on Friday. Additional flights are expected.
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