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A young, internally displaced Afghan woman carries a child near their shelter at a camp on the outskirts of Kabul in June 2019. (CNS photo/Omar Sobhani, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyFeatures
J.D. Long-García
Many faith-based organizations are among those working to provide assistance. Returning to Afghanistan is simply not an option.
A Taliban fighter holds his weapon in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 15, 2022, one year after the Taliban seized the Afghan capital. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
The New Taliban is about the same as the Old Taliban, but punishing the regime indiscriminately could push Afghanistan toward economic collapse and lead to another refugee crisis.
Hussain Kazimi as a teenager, working as an interpreter for the U.S. military in Afghanistan (photo courtesy of the author)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Hussain Kazimi
Though the families of former interpreters for the U.S. military are being targeted by the Taliban, there is still no established pathway for bringing them to the United States on a permanent basis.
FaithFaith in Focus
Abi Aswege
There are no words to describe the difference between reading about the Taliban’s merciless destruction of Afghan citizens and hearing the same stories spoken from someone who has suffered at their hands.
Staff and volunteers join a family arriving from Afghanistan at the Holy Cross Retreat Center in Las Cruces, N.M. (Photo courtesy of Holy Cross Retreat Center)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“Pope Francis has said to reach out to the margins and help those who are in need, the refugees, the displaced. And we have a retreat center that has lots of space.”
Nabila Rasoul and her newborn daughter, Diyana, are seen in this undated photo.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kimberly Bender - Catholic News ServiceLiz Chandler – Catholic News Service
A retired nurse who felt called to help Afghan refugees and the young Afghan mother she embraced as a mentor were killed in a truck accident while out taking a walk Feb. 15.