Afghan in Switzerland


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Introduction / History

Ever since the USSR invaded Afghanistan in 1979 there have been waves of Afghan refugees fleeing for safety. Most of them have wound up in either neighboring Pakistan or Iran, but some have made their way to the more peaceful shores of European countries including Switzerland.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Afghans in Switzerland are desperate to get away from the violence in their own country and to re-locate to a peaceful land. A high percentage of Afghanistan’s population would like to leave the country now that the Taliban is in power, but countries like Switzerland can only take in so many. Those who have marketable skills are usually able to relocate while those without such skills are not welcome in places like Switzerland. The latter group often gets stuck in refugee camps. Most Afghans are trying to go to Switzerland are young males.
There is an ongoing back and forth regarding how many Afghan refugees to allow into Switzerland. Obtaining refugee status is contingent upon having a direct threat to life and limb in Afghanistan. According to the Red Cross, those who apply to asylum sometimes forge threatening letters from the Taliban. This makes the Swiss even more skeptical of allowing Afghans to settle in their peaceful country.


What Are Their Beliefs?

There are three large ethnic groups in Afghanistan: The Pashtuns and Tajiks are Sunni Muslims, and the Hazaras are Shia. They are dedicated to the religious system we call Islam, though they all have their pre-Islamic beliefs as well.


What Are Their Needs?

It is not helping anyone when refugees cannot contribute to the economy of the host country. The Afghans in Switzerland desperately need job training and the opportunity to do something constructive. Christian believers can provide these services to Afghans in Switzerland.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in Afghan communities in such a way that they tire of the old ways of violence and seek holiness, which they will only find in the person of Jesus Christ.
Pray for believers to teach marketable job skills and the local language to these people who are desperate to find a safe homeland.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among Afghans in Switzerland.


Scripture Prayers for the Afghani, general in Switzerland.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_diaspora
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/why-asylum-in-switzerland-remains-elusive-for-afghan-refugees/48365678
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/switzerland-divided-on-taking-afghan-refugees/46896730
https://borgenproject.org/refugees-in-switzerland/
https://lenews.ch/2022/12/30/more-than-a-third-of-asylum-seekers-arriving-in-switzerland-from-afghanistan/


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People Name General Afghani, general
People Name in Country Afghani, general
Natural Name Afghan
Pronunciation AHF-gahn
Alternate Names
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 923,000
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 19314
ROP3 Code 115238
ROP25 Code 300066
ROP25 Name Afghan
Country Switzerland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Switzerland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Dari (19,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Dari (19,000 speakers)
Language Code prs   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Dari

Primary Language:  Dari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1974)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1982-1985)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2008)
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