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Afghan Asylum Seekers Surge as Western Troops Withdrawal Nearsi
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April 01, 2013 3:05 PM
For decades, some Afghans have fled insecurity at home by taking a risky journey abroad to claim asylum. As worries grow about what will happen after foreign troops withdraw in 2014, more people are considering taking a gamble on a future far from home. Afghans know there are perils and payoffs in the journey. Bethany Matta in Kabul speaks to Afghans about the perils and payoffs of the journey.

Afghan Asylum Seekers Surge as Western Troops Withdrawal Nears

Published April 01, 2013

For decades, some Afghans have fled insecurity at home by taking a risky journey abroad to claim asylum. As worries grow about what will happen after foreign troops withdraw in 2014, more people are considering taking a gamble on a future far from home. Afghans know there are perils and payoffs in the journey. Bethany Matta in Kabul speaks to Afghans about the perils and payoffs of the journey.