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One Year On: The Situation for At-Risk Afghans in Afghanistan and Abroad
Upcoming Event
August 10, 2022

MPI Webinar

One Year On: The Situation for At-Risk Afghans in Afghanistan and Abroad

Evacuees prepare to board a C-17 at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Guevara/Department of Defense
When: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

10:00 A.M. ET (New York, DC) / 3:00 P.M. BST (Lisbon, London) / 4:00 P.M. CEST (Brussels, Berlin) (90-minute webinar)

Where:

MPI Webinar

Speakers: 

PANEL 1:
Naima Chohan
, Head of Technical Excellence, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Pakistan

Nassim Majidi, Founder and Director, Samuel Hall

Fahim Sadat, Head of the Masters in International Relations Department, Kardan University; Political and Security Analyst

MODERATOR: Camille Le Coz, Senior Policy Analyst, MPI and MPI Europe

PANEL 2:
Fiona Kendall
, European and Legal Affairs Advisor, Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI)

Spojmie Nasiri, Attorney and Afghan Response Task Force Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Sunil Varghese, Policy Director, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)

MODERATOR: Susan Fratzke, Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

August 2022 marks the one-year withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. While the world watched the chaotic evacuation of Afghans via airlift, the suspension of aid and diplomatic relations and rise of new leadership further drove Afghanistan into a massive social and economic crisis where women and minorities became especially vulnerable. Humanitarian and development organizations have had to revisit their operations and approach while the needs of vulnerable Afghans grew even more pressing. A year on, what is the status of Afghans who made it to the United States and Europe, what pathways are there for those who remain behind and are in peril given their past work with U.S. and allied forces, have the United States and other governments delivered on their promise to assist these individuals, and what opportunities exist to improve the humanitarian situation for Afghans abroad and in Afghanistan?

Join this two-panel webinar that will reflect on the humanitarian and development challenges in Afghanistan and for neighboring countries, the difficult choices facing aid donors and their partners, and what needs to be done to ensure still at-risk Afghans are able to reach safety. The first panel will address the humanitarian and development situation in Afghanistan and the region, and the second panel will discuss ongoing efforts to secure safe pathways and prospects for innovations and further international coordination.