Two years under Taliban rule have resulted in devastating setbacks and violations of women's rights in Afghanistan.
Veterans remain prepared to help every single Afghan ally get to safety and begin life anew because they had our backs when it mattered most.
The real choice is not whether or not the U.S. should aid the Taliban government. Nor is it about "leverage" on the decisions of the new authorities, of which there is little. The issue is whether or not to do what is in our power to help the Afghan people, or abandon them as their needs grow.
"They are frustrated to hear that there are 40,000 Afghans still in front of them seeking asylum," a U.S. resettlement volunteer told Newsweek.
This Independence Day, everyday Americans are showing that welcoming is an integral part of our nation's values.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees asserts that "successful economic adjustment remains one of the most pressing challenges" for refugees.
"It is not their fault, but even together with these large immigration agencies, they don't have enough capacity to handle this," a resettlement activist said.
Leaders in Washington, as well as advocates, should take a lesson from recently arrived Afghans—hopeful for a new life here—and from the many selfless Americans who have come together to help in the historic resettlement effort of the last seven months: This is no time for cynicism.
Education is at stake in Afghanistan; poverty is soaring as some families sell daughters to survive.
I want every new Afghan woman and child in America to know the freedom and liberation that education brings.
Over the last decade especially, Qatar has made itself useful to Democratic Party power-brokers inside and outside the government.
"The State Department brought in roughly 75,000 Afghans to the United States," said Christopher George of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services. "They needed them to be resettled, so they turned to the refugee resettlement world and said, 'How many can you resettle?'"
The president entered the new year with a low approval rating, as he struggles to pass the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act.
"Women travelling for more than 45 miles should not be offered a ride if they are not accompanied by a close family member," a Taliban spokesman said.
Quantico is one of eight military bases in the country that has given temporary housing to Afghan refugees who came to the U.S. after the Taliban's takeover.
Afghans are set to surpass Syrians as the largest group seeking asylum in the European Union, with several making the dangerous journey through the Alps.
Many refugees participating in Operation Allies Welcome want "to go to their new homes and start their new lives," but delays are lengthening the process.
During a news conference, Aaron Batt of the DHS said resettlement efforts have been postponed because of limited resources and the coronavirus pandemic.
The Pentagon now claims no wrongdoing in a parting drone attack that killed seven children. International law—and basic morality—demands real accountability.
Members of the AfghanEvac Coalition met with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and urged him to increase U.S. efforts in the country.
The nation's airlines and U.S. citizens work together to donate credit card points to provide flights for Afghan refugees.
The program marks a major shift in U.S. refugee policy and will serve as an addition to typical resettlement processes overseen by national agencies.
Greece has taken steps to increase its border security over the past two years, and aims to tighten security at its border with Turkey.
Cities can't solve all the world's problems, but we can play a crucial role in effectively managing crises in an age of global uncertainty.
His youngest has broken down crying, asking, "Dad, are they going to kill me?" "What can I say?" Mohammad asks.
"The Taliban will use any tools they have to whitewash and destroy any symbol of modernity, liberty or freedom of choice," mural artist Omaid Sharifi told Newsweek.
Just 9 percent of Americans say they are opposed to such measures, according to the survey.