Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

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06 May 2024


More than two years since the Taliban takeover, Central Asian states have hosted a small, but overlooked population of displaced Afghans. While the fears of an exodus from Afghanistan into Central Asia did not materialise, those Afghans who fled to Central Asia face a precarious future with limited opportunities for permanent settlement or onward migration.

This policy brief provides an overview of the situation around Afghans exiled in Central Asia, the responses of local governments and the international community. Looking towards the future, the brief also outlines what policy responses are needed to address the needs of Afghans in the region.


Yan Matusevich, independent migration researcher | This publication was produced in the framework of the Prague Process, financed by the European Union through the Migration Partnership Facility. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and in no way represent the views of the European Union.