Daily Evacuation Brief | May 26, 2022
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When Words Don’t Match Deeds: Afghan Refugees Have Almost Nowhere to Go
The international community has not kept the promises it made to at-risk Afghans in August 2021. From conferences to elections to uprisings, there was always a reason why countries did not prioritize helping Afghan refugees despite the urgent need. We can—and must—do better.
After Kabul fell to the Taliban, there was an enormous global outpouring of sympathy. Official statements of concern and condemnation, passionate op-eds, and commiserating tweets dominated social media and news feeds. Country after country came out with press releases declaring solidarity with Afghan women, support for vulnerable activists, and ongoing commitments to Afghans who had supported international operations in Afghanistan.
In sum, words, words, and more words.…
LAST 24 HOURS:
4 separate terrorist incidents occurred over the last 24 hours. 3 minivans were blown up in Mazar-i-Sharif, and a mosque was bombed in Police District 4 of Kabul. ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attacks in Mazar-I-Sharif, and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the Kabul mosque blast. At least 14 were reportedly killed in the blasts, and over 20 were wounded. These figures are expected to increase as details become clear.
Several strong storm systems are beginning to hit the country, and a two-day weather event is expected to bring damaging winds that will range from 30-100kph. Power outages are already being reported due to downed power lines, and all flights are expected to be canceled.
The United Nations Security Council is weighing options to reinstate travel restrictions for senior Taliban leaders. The primary reason for the proposed ban appears to be the Taliban’s policy decisions regarding women.
Kabul police have pushed back against allegations that they killed a young man who had been taken into custody because of his activity on Tik Tok. The police strongly deny the claim. No further information about the incident was available.
A meeting between the commander of Uzbekistan’s border guards and a delegation from the Taliban Ministry of Defense took place, but no details of the discussion have been made public.
NEXT 24 HOURS:
A regional conference will convene in Tajikistan to discuss the security situation in Afghanistan. Expected attendees are Russia, India, China, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. It is not clear if Pakistan will attend at this point.
Military activity is expected to be light as the weather system blankets the country. While some localized clashes may occur, the dust is expected to severely limit visibility and vehicular travel will be dangerous.
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 89.74 AFN (as of 26 MAY 2022)
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By Shafaq News
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
The EU Ambassadors Hold a Meeting on the Situation in Afghanistan
By Saqalain Eqbal – Khaama Press
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IEA printing passports in Lithuania to resolve shortage problem
By Ariana News
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THE DAILY WTF
No Citizen Life Is in Danger in Afghanistan: MoF
Foreign Ministry of Islamic Emirate in connection with the protest of a mob of Afghan refugees in front of the UNHCR office in Pakistan on Wednesday said that the lives of no citizens were in danger in Afghanistan.