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The word Yaar comes from the Persian language and has many meanings.

In a range of different languages and cultures spanning from present-day Turkey all the way to the Indian subcontinent, the term Yaar is used to describe a notably beloved person.

We understand Yaar as meaning: close friend, helper, companion.

The word Yaar comes from the Persian language and has many meanings.

In a range of different languages and cultures spanning from present-day Turkey all the way to the Indian subcontinent, the term Yaar is used to describe a notably beloved person.

We understand Yaar as meaning: close friend, helper, companion.

The association YAAR e.V is comprised of friends who have been working on an honorary basis since 2012, and with subsidies since 2016, to support Afghan refugees

The association YAAR e.V is comprised of friends who have been working on an honorary basis since 2012, and with subsidies since 2016, to support Afghan refugees.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our underlying philosophy—to remain neutral in the face of diverse political opinions, ethnic origins, gender and sexual identities and religious persuasions of people—stands in accordance with the values of a democratic and pluralistic society, thus countering the root causes and consequences of the decade-long ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.

OUR AIM

It is our aim to be a „Yaar“ for fellow human beings! We want to provide a space, in which education and culture are experienced, shared and furthered. We want to enable intercultural encounters and thereby the sharing of stories and opinions that make up the fabric of our society

OUR TEAM

OMED ARGHANDIWAL

MERA DELLIN

MAHDIEH HASHEMI

JEANNETTE HÖPPING

KATHARINA KERSTEN

DANESH MOHAMMADI

TILMAN PREISSLER

MORTAZA RASHIDI

JOHANNES SINGER

KAVA SPARTAK

PROJECTS

Low-threshold Language Courses and Language Café

Legal Counsel

Native-language reading project for children

Empowerment & Political Participation

  • political protests against deportations
  • panel discussions
  • networking
  • women’s group
  • media training
  • seminars for refugees
  • lectures about Afghanistan and migration related topics

IN THE MEDIA

Berliner Morgenpost (German)
Abschiebung nach Afghanistan – Nadia fürchtet um ihr Leben
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taz (German)
Protest gegen Abschiebungen in Berlin
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vorwärts (German)
Warum SPD-Landesregierungen nicht nach Afghanistan abschieben wollen
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taz (German)
Liegt Berlin in „Bleibistan“?
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IKMO Magazin
MO des Monats März 2018: YAAR e.V. (German)
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Al-Fanar Media (English)
Germany Struggles to Integrate 1 Million Refugees
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junge Welt (German)
Afghanen wehren sich
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WSWS (German)
Flüchtlingshelfer fordern Abschiebestopp nach Afghanistan
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neues Deutschland (German)
Für ein Berlin ohne Abschiebungen
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Washington Times (English)
Merkel faces critical test with German integration policies for Muslim refugees
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Amal, Berlin! (Farsi)
افغانستان امن نیست: اخراج به کشوری درگیر جنگ را متوقف کنید
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YAAR e.V.
Sprengelstr. 15
13353 Berlin

+49 30 23407217