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Women and Girls’ Education in Afghanistan

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Education is a human right, and the United States rejects the Taliban’s excuses for reversing their commitment to the people of Afghanistan that all Afghans would be able to return to school at all levels today. As many girls and women were returning to secondary classrooms across the country, ...
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Leadership on Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights: Rina Amiri and Stephenie Foster

Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Two highly qualified and respected leaders will advance the State Department’s vital work to support Afghan women, girls, and human rights: Special Envoy Rina Amiri and Senior Advisor Stephenie Foster.  They bring decades of public policy, diplomatic, and advocacy experience to the Department. I welcome Rina Amiri back to ...
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Health Alert – Afghanistan

Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for  Measles in Afghanistan .​ The Department of State’s  January 18  Travel Advisory advising U.S. citizens not to travel to Afghanistan due to security conditions remains in place. Location: Country wide, with the highest rates occurring in Paktia, Balkh, Kunduz, Zabul, Kandahar, and Logar Provinces. ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens

Location:  Afghanistan You are receiving this message because you are enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updated safety and security information for Afghanistan. If you are currently in Afghanistan, please contact  AfghanistanACS@state.gov  and confirm if you would like assistance in departing. GENERAL INFORMATION As stated in our  Travel Advisory  for Afghanistan, travel to all ...
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Security Alert: Threats at the Serena Hotel

Security Alert:Threats at the Serena Hotel (October 10, 2021) Event: Because of security threats at the Serena Hotel, we advise U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the hotel and the surrounding vicinity. U.S. citizens who are at or near the Serena Hotel should leave immediately. Actions to take: Be aware of your surroundings at all times, ...
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