A US Air Force plane rescued about 640 Afghan civilians in a single flight. Belgium and other countries are currently doing everything they can to evacuate their citizens and vulnerable Afghans from Kabul, although this is not without problems. Overview.
Belgium He has already received about a hundred requests from Belgians in Afghanistan who want to return to our country as soon as possible. There are also about 40 people who served in a Belgian or other European army. In addition, human rights and women’s rights activists will be evacuated, but it is not clear how many people are involved. The first defense aircraft left Tuesday afternoon for Islamabad, the capital of neighboring Pakistan, where the Belgian embassy is monitoring the situation in Afghanistan. From there, the situation will be reviewed to provide return flights to Kabul.
Holland So far, he has deported about 500 people from Afghanistan who worked as defense interpreters or were associated with an interpreter. More than 300 people remain in prison. Today, the process went much less: a NATO plane sent to Afghanistan on behalf of the Netherlands, Norway and Finland, left the Kabul airport without the Dutch or the Afghans. The Ministry of Defense reported this on Twitter. According to the Ministry of Defense, there were supposed to be about forty people on board at the time of departure, but there was no one the Netherlands planned to take. It is not clear what nationality the passengers are. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense told the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant that the situation in Kabul is very chaotic. It is also not clear why more than 40 people have been arrested.
Germany He proposed taking in up to 10,000 Afghans, including 2,500 who worked for the country, as well as 2,000 human rights activists. The state has already sent a second plane to Kabul today. There was a sensation in the German media about the first flight, when it turned out that the Airbus A400M had flown away in disarray at the airport with only seven passengers on board. In total, Germany is said to have rescued 132 people from Afghanistan so far. So the first plane was carrying 7 passengers (5 Germans and 2 Dutch), while the second plane had up to 125 passengers.
France It has already evacuated 45 French nationals and “partner countries” from Kabul. The first plane landed in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday morning. French Defense Minister Florence Parly told radio station RTL that the first French transport plane managed on Monday evening to land and leave in Kabul “after a state of extreme chaos.” The plane “End of the Night” landed at the French military base in Al Dhafra. According to the minister, this “lays the foundation for an air bridge between Kabul and the UAE.”
Spain It has already sent two planes to the area and will return between 500 and 600 people in the coming days. About 116 people have already managed to leave this morning. Spain also volunteered to serve as a hub. The intent is to take the evacuated EU staff to Spain and then continue their journey to European countries prepared to receive them.
Britain It will evacuate at least 4,000 Britons and welcome up to 3,000 Afghans. Already 370 Britons and British embassy staff have been moved out of the country by the Ministry of Defense in recent days, while 289 Afghans have already been exported last week. The British government said another 350 Britons and Afghans will be driven out of the country within the next 24 hours.
America It will take back between 5,000 and 10,000 US citizens and up to 22,000 Afghans. It can happen quickly because they are talking about 9,000 passengers per day: the flight has to depart every hour to make it happen. Images circulating online show a US military plane returning home with 640 Afghan civilians on board.
Major General Henry Hank Taylor said the photo “shows the humanity of our soldiers during the mission, and the ingenuity and professionalism of the United States Army.” Defense One reported that terrified Afghans lifted themselves aboard the plane en masse in Kabul on Sunday. The crew eventually decided not to force people off the plane, but simply take off. According to the manufacturer Boeing, the huge cargo plane is already designed for up to 134 passengers.
in a Canada 807 Afghan refugees have already arrived. The government has already announced that it is ready to take in 20,000 Afghan refugees as part of a new immigration program. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also emphasized that the country would welcome LGBTQ women and activists.
Uganda It temporarily receives 2,000 Afghan refugees who are leaving the country due to the new Taliban regime at the request of the United States. The BBC reported that the first 500 Afghans would arrive on Tuesday. India It has already evacuated 170 people. Turkey 324 at least.
Greece On the other hand, migrants from Afghanistan will not be allowed to cross national borders to enter the European Union. Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarakis said on Tuesday. neighboring country North Macedonia She will be like her neighbours Albania in a Kosovo Acceptance of Afghan immigrants.