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Former Afghan interpreters ‘in no man’s land’ and desperate for mental health support

Former Afghan interpreters in New Zealand are struggling to cope with the after-effects of war. While nightmares and panic attacks keep some from sleeping, others rely on …

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Afghan interpreter wants to bring family to safety

As the group of Afghan interpreters stood proudly on a Hamilton marae to receive citizenship of the country whose troops they’d risked their lives helping, …

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Afghan interpreters given New Zealand citizenship at Hamilton ceremony

In Bamiyan, a typical greeting would be: “Salam dooet e man”. On Friday morning, a group of Afghans who put themselves at risk to assist …

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Afghan interpreters wear NZDF service medals with pride

They risked their lives for their country and wear our nation’s military service medals with pride. Anzac Day has special meaning for four Hamilton-based Afghan …

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Joy as Afghan interpreter reunited with his family in NZ after five years

The transformation in Ajmal Ahmadi is stunning. When we first met the former interpreter for the New Zealand army two years ago, he was quiet …

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Life in NZ: Ex-interpreters for NZ Defence Force in Afghanistan talk about their lives

Former interpreters for the NZ Defence Force in Afghanistan have spoken of the opportunities life in New Zealand offers and the work done with our …

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‘My family is under imminent threat’ – Afghan translator who worked for NZ Defence makes plea to Government for extended family to come

A Hamilton-based Afghani family says the New Zealand Defence Force fallout continues in Afghanistan, as their eight-year-old nephew was killed, and five-year-old nephew injured, in …

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Former NZDF interpreter’s family threatened and killed

Former Afghan interpreters now resettled in New Zealand hope the latest focus on our Defence Force’s role in Afghanistan might help their plight. A number …

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‘Every moment, there’s a chance they will get killed’

Afghan interpreters in New Zealand fear their families will die if they are not allowed visas to settle here. The interpreters, who were employed by …

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