Daily Evacuation Brief | May 19, 2022
Exclusive Content from Anatomy of a Crisis– Evacuating the “Easy” Cases: The Deadly Consequences of Bureaucratic Hell
The many (legal) steps to getting Afghans out of harm’s way—and the tragic stories that unfold while waiting.
After the Taliban took over in August 2021, NGOs and private citizens immediately stood up to assist Afghans in need. Money, time, and connections….
LAST 24 HOURS:
We have received reports of Taliban security forces forcibly evicting non-combatants from their homes in Andarab. Multiple families from the villages of Anamak, Baghudara, and Taghanak in the Pul-e-Hesar district were informed they could no longer reside in Northern Afghanistan and were told to pack a few clothes and food before departing. We are attempting to confirm these reports.
Sources in Jawzjan claim the black flags of ISIS are starting to be flown around the province.
A mysterious sickness has afflicted as many as 200 people in Zabul province. Both Qalat and Shajoy hospitals have admitted many people, and doctors treating the afflicted claim the disease stems from a lack of hygiene.
Tajikistan mounted a counter-insurgency operation in the Gorno-Badakhshan province against anti-government militants who were suspected of ambushing a convoy. 8 militants were reportedly killed, and a Tajikistan security force officer was also reportedly killed in the engagement.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
More violence is expected in the Gorno-Badakhshan province in eastern Tajikistan. Sources stated that arms had been requested from Afghanistan and transferred across the border during the night. It is not clear what group in Afghanistan is facilitating the transfer.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 90.85 AFN (as of 19 MAY 2022)
Taliban Poised to 'Loosen' Restrictions on al-Qaeda
By Jeff Seldin – VOA
Recent assessments by U.S. military officials are raising questions about Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and what they are…
Students say Taliban blocked them from college for wearing wrong color hijabs as Afghan women see their rights fade to black
By Ahmad Mukhtar – CBS News
Taliban forces prevented female college students from attending classes on Wednesday in Kabul, apparently turning them…
Taliban’s Most Wanted Mostly in Plain Sight
He regularly meets foreign diplomats and speaks in public but is also the FBI’s most wanted man in…
Pakistan Taliban extends ceasefire amid peace talks with government
By TRT World
The Afghan Taliban are hosting peace talks between Pakistan officials and a Taliban-inspired militant group that has…
Outstanding Afghan Energy Debt Hit $100M
By Arif Ahmadi – Khaama Press
While the current leadership struggles to shape political and economic crisis in the country, the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) said Afghanistan owes more than $100 million for electricity…
Japan to Pay Two Months Teachers’ Salaries and Reopen Mission
By Bakhtar News Agency
In a meeting with deputy Mawlaw Faizullah Jalal ambassador, Okada discussed the education, security, and reopening of Japan…
Why Afghanistan's forces fell immediately after the U.S. left
By Bill Chappell – NPR
Morale across Afghanistan's military ranks was "destroyed" when then-President Trump reached a deal with the Taliban in 2020 and President Biden affirmed…
THE DAILY WTF
Best investment chance available, Baradar tells businessmen
By Abdullah Azizi – Pajhwok Afghan News
Acting Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has said corruption has been eradicated and…