Category: Afghanistan


Hundreds of refugees camp on a former garbage site along Bosnian-Croatian border

Vucjak was a garbage dump for the Bosnian city of Bihac for decades. Today, the site is a temporary camp for irregular migrants...
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“The cost of living in Turkey is much higher than you can imagine,” said an Afghan migrant in Istanbul

Thousands of Afghan irregular migrants travel through Turkey each year with the aim of reaching Europe eventually. Many of them...
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“It was the toughest journey one can ever have,” said Afghan returnee

We asked an Afghan irregular migrant to share his story with The Migrant Project. Read more about his journey below: What was...
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German authorities rejected almost all church asylum cases in 2019

German authorities have turned down most of the church asylum cases in 2019, according to German news agency DW. Over the first...
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Sahraa Karimi becomes the first woman in Afghanistan to run Afghan Film

Afghan female filmmaker and director, Sahraa Karimi, has been appointed as Director General of state-run Afghan Film. This is the...
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IOM and the European Union to help thousands of vulnerable migrants return home from Turkey

Migrants stuck in Turkey can now benefit from a new voluntary returns programme. On 16 April 2019, the International Organization...
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International investment in Afghan mining sector to boost economy

Afghanistan’s mining sector was declared “open for business” last month, when the Ministry of Mining and Petroleum...
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Bulgaria strengthens southern border control

Bulgaria Interior Minister Mladen Marinov has announced that security along the country’s southern border with Greece will be...
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Afghan migrant who walked 4,000 miles to reach Europe returns home

Like many other young Afghans, Kasim travelled irregularly to Europe in search of a better life. Instead, he found poverty, abuse...
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