Graham Crouch: Hazara's of Afghanistan: 2013AprilGCstory_003

Images © Graham Crouch 2013The UNHCR have posted a note to potential refugees warning them they cannot assist in emmigration to Australia in response to the vast numbers of Hazara who have attempted to get to Australia.  Ethnic Hazara's, who have often made up vast numbers of refugees to Australia, having been persecuted and driven from their homes in both Afghanistan as well as from Quetta in Pakistan where a lot of displaced Hazara fled to during the Taliban years. Bamiyan is home to a lot of Hazara who are Shia muslim and as such are looked down upon by the Sunni Pashto tribes that make up the population majority in Afghanistan.

Images © Graham Crouch 2013 

The UNHCR have posted a note to potential refugees warning them they cannot assist in emmigration to Australia in response to the vast numbers of Hazara who have attempted to get to Australia. Ethnic Hazara's, who have often made up vast numbers of refugees to Australia, having been persecuted and driven from their homes in both Afghanistan as well as from Quetta in Pakistan where a lot of displaced Hazara fled to during the Taliban years. Bamiyan is home to a lot of Hazara who are Shia muslim and as such are looked down upon by the Sunni Pashto tribes that make up the population majority in Afghanistan.