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Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL5733, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, with regard to the Joint Analysis of Conflict and Stability: Guidance Note, published in June 2017, when an assessment on Afghanistan was last conducted; and what is their assessment of the situation in Afghanistan, with particular reference to the treatment of the ethnic Hazara community.

Answered on

10 February 2022

The FCDO continues to assess and adapt its approach to Afghanistan to take account of changes on the ground and learn from our previous activity.

Hazara people, and other ethnic and religious minorities, have long faced attacks and discrimination and we are monitoring the situation closely. We are particularly concerned by reports of targeted killings and forced displacement in recent months. FCDO officials regularly raise human rights, including rights of members of minority groups, in discussions with the Taliban, including during in Oslo on 23-25 January.