The recent migration chaos on the border of Belarus and Poland once again brought to the fore the issue of emigration from the Middle East. In the last few months, over 5,000 people, mostly from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen have been trapped between Poland and Belarus.
With plans to do fieldwork in Kathmandu, Bogotà and Belfast, bookended by conferences in Beirut and Freetown, we had an exciting, and busy, 2020 planned. And then, of course, came COVID-19, and travel was suddenly the last thing on our minds.
In this blog you will meet those who have failed Afghanistan. As a Hub focus country, with Hub researchers now at-risk, Neelam's blog is a record of a collective failure that needs little introduction.