Posts Tagged ‘Afghanistan crisis’

Afghanistan crumbles: Child sold so her family can eat

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Parwana Malik, a 9-year-old girl with dark eyes and rosy cheeks, giggles with her friends as they play jump rope in a dusty clearing. But Parwana’s laughter disappears as she returns home, a small hut with dirt walls, where she’s reminded of her fate: she’s being sold to a stranger as a child bride. The Read more

Catholic priest helps 14 disabled children flee Afghanistan

Monday, August 30th, 2021
disabled children flee Afghanistan

A Catholic priest managed to flee Afghanistan with a group of disabled children and nuns as the Taliban took control of the country during the US withdrawal. Barnabite Father Giovanni Scalese, head of the Catholic mission in Afghanistan, along with five Missionaries of Charity nuns and 14 orphans in their care, landed in Rome on Aug Read more

Caritas Pakistan plans for humanitarian crisis at Afghanistan border

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Caritas Pakistan has alerted its diocesan units bordering neighboring Afghanistan to help refugees fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of the country, reported Thousands of Afghans have entered Pakistan via the Chaman border crossing, one of the most active trade and travel routes between the countries, according to media reports. However, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad Read more