Race still on to save lives, careers of Afghan academics

From University World News: “Scholars at Risk (SAR) along with dozens of higher education networks are still calling for the United States government, the European Union and European states to take action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students and civil society actors. … Sinead O’Gorman, SAR European director, told University World News: ‘We only have news of two or three getting out so far and we are hearing that people are on the move, so it is not dependent on military flights alone; people are hoping to move through the bordering countries.’ Currently SAR has 600 at-risk people on its list who have requested help to get them out of Afghanistan, of whom 350 to 400 are scholars seeking alternative academic positions in other countries.”

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