After decades of instability, what does the future hold for Afghan migration?

Part of group of 450 Afghan citizens who have been evacuated from Kabul watch as other compatriots leave a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport plane after arriving from Kuwait, at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota Air Base in Rota, southern Spain, August 27, 2021. Picture taken August 27, 2021.

There are currently over 2.6 million Afghan refugees worldwide. Image: REUTERS.

Mohib Iqbal
International Economic Expert and Consultant, World Bank programmes in Afghanistan
Marie McAuliffe
Head, Migration Research, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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