Afghanistan’s twin human rights and humanitarian crises

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EDT

Since the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, 40 million Afghans have been dealing with both a repressive regime and unprecedented economic hardship. Afghan citizens’ everyday lives have been upended by the country’s two concurrent crises: a human rights crisis as a result of the Taliban’s restrictions on women’s ability to work and its ban on girls’ education beyond elementary school, and a dire humanitarian crisis, which has left two-thirds of the country in need of humanitarian assistance and an estimated 6 million people “knocking on famine’s door.” 

On Tuesday, April 25, the Center for Middle East Policy (CMEP) at Brookings will convene a panel of experts to discuss these issues and examine the policy options and challenges for the United States and the international community as they respond to these crises.

Viewers can submit questions by emailing or on Twitter using #AfghanCrises.

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