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Sister Surgeons

22 EpisodesProduced by Lauri Romanzi & Sohier ElneilWebsite

Share our adventures as we explore what it means to join forces with colleagues and champions across the globe as teachers; as life-long seekers of knowledge, wisdom, and truth; as champions of equity, and as women. With jokes. Support this podcast:… read more

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Ep22: Dr. Tahir Ghaznavi - Our Man in Afghanistan - updates us on the Taliban, 1 million Afghan children starving to death, and Afghan immigrants stuck in Uganda

Afghan refugees stuck in Uganda en route to USA, Pakistani flight fees out of Kabul up from 150 USD to 2,500 USD, the insurmountable Afghan winter and starvation certain to kill millions... and on the bright side, ongoing demonstrations in-country supporting the rights of girls and women. Dr. Tahir Ghaznavi is a physician and Programme Specialist with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) who first spoke with us in Episode 20 [posted 07 Sep 2021]. Though Afghanistan has fallen off the mainstream televised media outlets in the United States, it remains an evolving, downward-spiraling global crisis with U.S. citizens still stuck in-country and myriad qualified Afghanis still blocked from obtaining US visas while many unqualified Afghanis who circumvented process (with relative ease, it seems) now arriving to foreign lands in the EU and North America. To illustrate the painful truths, Pakistan International Airline jacking up its Kabul flights from 150 USD to 2,500 USD, and a group of Afghan refugees who are stuck in Uganda, a country with a long history of helping refugees make there way to the USA. We are not making this up.

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United Nations Radio updates on Afghanistan -

"Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans - Who Were Employed by/on Behalf of the U.S. Government"

"U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Priority 2 Designation for Afghan Nationals - United States Department of State"

"Agencies distribute food. blankets, cash as hunger and cold threaten Afghanistan" (Reuters)

"A Million Afghan Children Could Die in Most Perilous Hour" U.N. Warns (NY Times)

Afghan refugees lingering in Uganda - (DW News)

All things Al Jazeera English on Afghanistan today -

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