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All governments should ensure that Afghans at risk of persecution have the opportunity to seek asylum, Human Rights Watch said in a question-and-answer document.
“What’s Next for Afghans Fleeing the Taliban” analyzes the legal obligations and range of policy options available to governments responding to the flight of Afghans who fear returning to Afghanistan. Countries neighboring Afghanistan should allow Afghan asylum seekers to enter. Donor countries should offer resettlement for refugees and other safe and legal pathways for entry, as well as support for countries of first arrival and transit to meet refugees’ humanitarian needs.