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Daily Evacuation Brief | November 30, 2022
LAST 24 HOURS
BODY OF HELMAND TRIBAL ELDER FOUND IN CAPITAL – Haji Adam Khan Popalzai’s body was discovered yesterday riddled with bullets in southern Helmand. The elder had been reported missing several days ago and police have yet to speculate on the circumstances surrounding his killing.
PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN BORDER ALONG DURAND LINE REOPENED – After weeks of being closed due to multiple border skirmishes, the crossing at Kharlachi was reopened yesterday to all traffic.
HERAT SECURITY DIALOGUE BEGINS IN DUSHANBE – The 10th Herat Security Dialogue opened in Tajikistan with statements from regional and international delegates. Afghanistan was the dominant topic and several regional participants once again reiterated concerns about a growing threat of terrorism from the stricken country. Many of the
delegates voiced concerns about the plight of women under Taliban rule. The Taliban responded by saying that women’s rights are protected under the new regime. Tajikistan was chosen for the site of the summit due to security concerns in Afghanistan.
LIGHT QUAKE REPORTED NEAR JALALABAD – A 4.5 magnitude earthquake shook rural communities near Jalalabad yesterday night.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM) ISSUES REPORT – The focus of the report was on how climate change has exacerbated the crisis in Afghanistan. Notable points from the report:
97% of the population lives below the poverty line
Wheat production has fallen by 30%
The Taliban takeover is responsible for low employment in urban areas
Electricity production/imports are less than half of what is required to sustain industry
NEXT 24 HOURS
CENTRAL BANK TO AUCTION $16 MILLION DOLLARS TODAY
Iranian border security forces returned the bodies of 45 Afghans who have died in the past month in Iran. The operation was conducted at the Silk Bridge (Nimroz Province)
The Iranian leader urged Iraq to act against the Kurds in northern Iraq.
Iranian fans clash after World Cup loss to the US in Qatar.
Pakistani authorities announced they have killed 10 Baloch separatists in a security operation in Balochistan.
The new Army Chief has taken command of Pakistan’s military. He is expected to release his vision for the strategic goals of the force.
The Afghan Taliban has moved swiftly to consolidate control over Afghanistan and eliminate any opposition to its rule since the August 2021 collapse of the Afghan Republic. The Taliban claim to rule all of Afghanistan for the first time in 40 years. Armed groups opposed to the Taliban remain active in the country, however. Anti-Taliban groups fall into two main categories: Islamic State–aligned groups and non–Salafi-jihadi resistance groups.
A leading Afghan women’s group urged Pakistan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar not to forget their plight as she visited Kabul…
By Asma Saayin - TOLO News
"Due to challenges, people are forced to take horse-drawn cars in the Koti Sangi region of Kabul,” said…
By Neil Bowdler - RFE
Rashid, 13, lost both his legs in an accident involving an unexploded shell in the Khogyani district of Afghanistan's Nangarhar…
The honeymoon period between Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban is over as Islamabad is facing an emerging security…
By Al Jazeera
Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistan’s minister of state for foreign affairs, has met Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in the…
INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELATING TO AFGHANISTAN
By Global News Canada
Senators are ramping up their push to get Ottawa to explain why Canada is still barring humanitarian workers from responding to devastating crises in…
By Amy Simon - Global News Canada
For Mohammad Fayaz Alamyar, an Afghan refugee and student at Western University, family is…
THE DAILY WTF
By Michael Katz - NewsMax
The Department of Defense said China has taken advantage of the President Joe Biden’s bungled withdraw from…
Afghani to the Dollar: $1 – 88.66 AFN (as of 30 NOV 2022)