The Swiss Journal on Asylum Rights and Practices article “The Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan”

Vienna, Austria: The Swiss journal on Asylum Rights and Practices featured an article “The Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan” (page 21), which paints a picture of the rapidly evolving humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, outlining its proximate causes and the risks facing the Afghan people in the short to medium term. The article has been authored by *Samim Ahmadi and Khyber Farahi. 

In light of the Taliban takeover, economic crisis, drought, and the effects of COVID-19, Afghanistan is in a desperate situation with an estimated 23 million people experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity. 9 million Afghans are facing emergency levels of hunger, and 97% of people are falling below the poverty line.

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Thus, this publication aims to serve as a guidebook for Swiss asylum officers and professionals in the field who work with Afghan refugees and asylum seekers.
* Samim Ahmadi is Project Manager with International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the Silk Routes Region. He was ICMPD Country Coordinator and Head of Office, Afghanistan until September 2021.

Khyber Farahi is an ICMPD external expert on Afghanistan. He was senior advisor to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
on Migration and Social Development, facilitating the national response to the 2016 returnee crisis.