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OPINION: Afghanistan’s neighbours recast refugee finance formula

bne IntelliNews  | Sat, Oct 16, 2021

by Gary Kleiman of Kleiman Intl Consultants Inc


The US airlift of Afghanistan refugees drew parallels most notably to its post-Vietnam predecessor four decades ago, and the country’s displacement crisis has lingered among the world’s longest running and biggest at 5mn before the Taliban’s return to power. It follows the Syria and Venezuela exoduses, also of historic proportions, with international aid delivery chronically half short of pledges, and private investors grappling with economic and financial implications when market performance was not a reference in the immediate aftermath. In the early days migration flows and their fiscal and security costs did not factor into Turkey or Colombia portfolio decisions.  

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