Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Where US troops train in Germany, Afghan refugees are recovering from war

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Stars and Stripes, 26 May 2018

J.P. Lawrence reports from Kaiserslautern in south-western Germany where, in apartments occupied by US troops during the Cold War, now refugees from Afghanistan live and are offered mental health services by he Red Cross, as refugees suffer from PTSD at rates 15 to 30 times the average. Giving background on reasons why Afghans flee their country, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is quoted as saying:

“The deterioration in Kunduz and even Balkh is undermining the ‘secure north’ narrative – and the latest waves of attacks even [undermine the narrative] about ‘safe Kabul,’ ” said Thomas Ruttig, co-founder of the Afghanistan Analysts Network and a native German.