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Support material for a study of the novel Mahtab's Story by Libby Gleeson
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Afghanistan Online

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Afghanistan Online provides updated news and information on Afghan culture, history, politics, society, languages, sports, publications, communities, economy, and much more.
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Afghan women leave the country in fear of Taliban return

Afghan women leave the country in fear of Taliban return | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
The threat of a curtailment of women's rights prompts many to quit before the 2014 handover...
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100 boatpeople released per month: Australia Government. - Taiwan News Online

100 boatpeople released per month: Australia Government. - Taiwan News Online | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
Voice of the People, Bridge to the World - 100 boatpeople released per month: Australia Gov.
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Detainee deluge - thousands of boat people to invade NSW

Detainee deluge - thousands of boat people to invade NSW | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
THE state government is planning for several thousand boat arrivals to be released into the community following the collapse of the Gillard government's Malaysia Solution.
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Australian immigration makes decision on boatpeople asylum seekers

Australian immigration makes decision on boatpeople asylum seekers | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has announced plans for refugees seeking asylum in Australia to be released from detention and granted temporary bridging visas while their claims are being assessed.
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Hepatitis E Outbreak in Sudanese Refugee Camps Leaves 16 Dead

Hepatitis E Outbreak in Sudanese Refugee Camps Leaves 16 Dead | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
Refugees in South Sudan, having fled the ongoing civil war in Sudan, are faced with harsh living conditions and limited access to sanitary facilities, potable water, and medical care.
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‘‘Go Back to Where You Came From’’ - The Age Education Resource Centre

THE second season of an award-winning reality program on the plight of refugees, Go Back to Where You Came From, was recently broadcast on SBS television.
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Arab Gateways

... explores some of the history, geography, economics and culture of the Arab region. It promotes understanding of the cultures, values, beliefs and diversity of peoples of the Arab region.

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Taliban Rules, Decrees, Laws and Prohibitions

In 1996, when the Taliban took over large portions of Afghanistan, it imposed strict and severe religious decrees and prohibitions on the population, women especially. Here is a list of those decrees and prohibitions.
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Taliban Targeted by Local Uprisings

Taliban Targeted by Local Uprisings | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
In an uprising compared with Iraq's Sunni Awakening, residents of dozens of villages in Andar, a district of Afghanistan's volatile Ghazni province, have taken up arms against the Taliban and its harsh edicts.
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An uncertain future: Inside Australia’s detention centres

Amnesty International Australia - Promoting and Defending Human Rights in Australia and around the world.
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Asylum Seekers Centre

Asylum Seekers Centre | Life in Afghanistan | Scoop.it
ASC provide a welcoming environment and practical support for community based asylum seekers residing in NSW...
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