The current situation in Afghanistan remains highly uncertain and changing rapidly. The security situation is extremely dangerous and may become increasingly volatile. There is an ongoing and extreme risk of terrorism throughout Afghanistan. With the withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Hamid Karzai International Airport and the end of the evacuation operation on August 31, our ability to help individuals on the ground is very limited. We will continue to work with the utmost urgency with our close partners to assist New Zealand citizens, permanent residents, and their immediate families who remain in Afghanistan. We will remain in close contact with those who have registered with us, and we encourage these people to register their details at SafeTravel.govt. N.Z. (external link)Requests for resettlement if you are an Afghan national are now closedAfghan nationals who helped the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) or other New Zealand Government agencies in Afghanistan and their immediate family (partner and dependent children), we’re able to request resettlement in New Zealand. This resettlement offer has now closed. Requests received before 11.59 pm August 25, 2021 (New Zealand Time) will continue to be processed. If you have already submitted your request, we will endeavor to respond to your request as soon as possible.
Is there any crisis in Afghanistan now?
Since the U.S. withdrawal and the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021, the country has endured a deepening and increasingly deadly humanitarian crisis. Acute malnutrition is spiking across the country, and 95 percent of households have been experiencing insufficient food consumption and food insecurity. According to the United Nations, at least 55 percent of the population is “expected to be in crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity” through March 2022. Humanitarian organizations have repeatedly issued warnings about the sheer scale of the crisis and how much worse it can get. As a result, Afghan children are starving to death nearly every day.
What is the crisis in Afghanistan 2021?
An unprecedented hunger crisis emerges in the wake of the economic collapse and ongoing drought.
Is the Taliban still there in Afghanistan in 2022
After the Fall of Kabul, the Islamist Taliban drove out the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan government after its 20-year rule. The Taliban promised to set up a new constitution for Afghanistan. The constitution is intended to be adopted in 2022.
Does the Taliban still operate in Afghanistan?
Pakistan’s use of cross-border airstrikes is tied to the trajectory of the TTP in Afghanistan and the Pakistani leadership’s growing frustration with the Taliban’s failure to restrain the TTP. Since its resurgence a few years ago, the TTP has strengthened its bases in Afghanistan to attack Pakistan — especially in areas where the Taliban’s territorial influence as an insurgency was significant. After taking over the country, the Taliban gave the TTP de-facto political asylum. The TTP has used its improved political status in Afghanistan to step-up cross-border attacks and is now regularly sending fighters into Pakistan.
Is Afghanistan safe?
Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe. The Department of State assesses the high risk of kidnapping or violence against U.S. citizens in Afghanistan.
Can I travel to Afghanistan right now?
The situation in Afghanistan remains highly volatile. There continues to be an ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attacks throughout Afghanistan, including at Kabul International Airport and land border crossings. We continue to advise against all travel to and within Afghanistan. The U.S. Government issued a security alert on October 11 warning citizens to avoid traveling to the Serena Hotel and the surrounding vicinity because of security threats at the Serena Hotel.