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Mass Afghan refugee exodus challenges Christians

The economic and human-rights crises pervading Afghanistan since the Taliban’s return to power are now impacting Christians in neighbouring nations.

Iain Taylor

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Afghan children stand in a doorway at a settlement in Islamabad, Pakistan, that is home to about 3,000 Afghan refugees. | photo: UNHCR/Roger

‘The situation in Afghanistan causes a lot of worries,’ says Bäsim, a Christian in a country affected. ‘Many are afraid, but others want radical Islam to be the ruling ideology in our country.’