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Afghan Asylum Seekers in Italy: A place of temporary respite

Fabrizio Foschini Jelena Bjelica

The number of Afghan asylum seekers in Italy has been steadily rising over the last decade. Numbers grew particularly rapidly between 2013 and 2015 and only in recent months have they slowed down. Throughout the last ten years, not only has Italy become a fixture in the mental map of Afghan migrants, but it has […]

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Afghan minors teaching Italian kids to fly kites, Trieste 2016 - photo by Fabrizio Foschini

Afghan Child Migrants: Italy, the preferred country of transit?

Fabrizio Foschini Jelena Bjelica

Over 100,000 unaccompanied Afghan minors, almost all of them male and generally between 14 and 17 years of age, applied for asylum in Europe between 2008 and 2016, making Afghanistan the single largest country of origin for this group of refugees. While Germany and Sweden received by far the highest number of applications, Italy became […]

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The Taliban Aren’t the Only Ones Who Shoot Young Girls in the Head: The Killing of Benafshah


Counterpunch, 23 October 2012 Italian journalist renders the story how soldiers from his country shot dead a young Farah girl in 2009 and about what appears to be the cover-up of it.

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Towards a More United Voice of Afghan Civil Society: Step Two

Fabrizio Foschini

During the last week of May a delegation of Afghan civil society activists visited Italy in a follow-up to the Kabul conference of two months ago, by the title ‘Promoting Dialogue and Peace in Afghanistan: Strengthening Afghan Civil Society’. AAN’s Fabrizio Foschini followed to Rome the members of the steering committee composed of several Afghan […]

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9 Oct 2009: AAN report summary ‘The Other Side’ in Italian

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Our partner organisation ARGO has translated the executive summary of Thomas Ruttig’s AAN report ‘The Other Side – Dimensions of the Afghan Insurgency: Causes, Actors and Approaches to ‘Talks’’ into Italian. Find it on the ARGO website here.

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