Afghan refugees are getting boxed in by closing borders as neighbors defend against refugee influx

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Throw another Aghan on the barbie ScoMo.

Is Australia going to make any special effort to help Afghan refugees?

Fat chance!

The words and deeds of Australian politicians rarely align in terms of human rights and refugees.

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/A...pub_date=20210907190000&seq_num=2&si=02105006

Turkey, Iran and Pakistan raise entry bars for Afghan refugees
Nations across region worry influx could exacerbate political and social problems

KIRAN SHARMA, SINAN TAVSAN and TALA TASLIMI, Nikkei staff writers
SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 06:00 JST

The Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan has triggered tough measures from countries in the region and beyond to stem an expected refugee inflow.

Governments from Islamabad to Ankara and Tehran have bolstered border restrictions in anticipation of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the new regime in Kabul.

Those actions and similar curbs signaled by Western countries have highlighted an emerging tension between claims of international sympathy for Afghan refugees and the reality on the ground. Governments are worried that refugees could start to pour out and exacerbate political and social problems created by previous influxes.

Caught in the middle of this conundrum are Afghans who have escaped to Iran, in the hope of bringing their family over the border and possibly further afield. ...
 
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