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Recommendations for Immediate U.S. Government Actions to Protect Afghan Civilians


The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, scheduled for September 2021, will leave many Afghans at imminent risk of violent retaliation from the Taliban and other armed groups. For vulnerable Afghans, including those who served with the U.S. government, activists, journalists, and aid workers, the threat of serious harm is imminent and will escalate quickly after withdrawal.

Based on our work with thousands of Afghan SIV applicants over the last decade, IRAP instead recommends that the U.S. government act on the following short- and long-term solutions in tandem.

View the Recommendations as a PDF.