After the evacuation mission has stopped Australia has not announced any specific programs or schemes for resettling Afghans. Instead the existing programs for visa applications should be used where Afghan applicants who fulfill certain criteria are prioritised.Continue reading Resettlement Support: Australia
Source: The Hill
Nearly 30 more Americans were evacuated from Afghanistan via a charter flight, the State Department announced Saturday.
State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement on Saturday that a Qatar Airways charter flight departed Kabul on Friday with 28 U.S. citizens and seven lawful permanent residents.Continue reading Nearly 30 more Americans evacuated from Afghanistan
Wakil’s eyes fill with tears. He has no idea whether he and his family will get out of Afghanistan, and fears that if they don’t the Taliban will hunt him down and kill him. A former US government employee, Wakil is not his real name; he spoke to CNN on the condition that his identify would not be revealedContinue reading ‘They didn’t betray us yet,’ says stranded Afghan ally with enduring hope of US rescue
Source: The Independent
Boris Johnson’s government has been accused of quietly slashing the number of Afghan refugees to be admitted to the UK by 10 per cent under a scheme set up to protect those fleeing the country following the pullout of international troops last month.Continue reading Government accused of lowering cap on Afghan refugees by 10 per cent
Councils who support people through the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) or Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme will receive £20,520 per person, over 3 years, for resettlement and integration costs. This is based on the previous Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, but over 3 rather than 5 years, with more money provided in the crucial early period to help people settle and become part of their new communities.
CHIBA, Japan (Kyodo) — Several Afghan evacuees arrived at Narita airport near Tokyo on Sunday night, the first confirmed group of people from Afghanistan to take refuge in Japan following the Taliban’s return to power in mid-August.
The evacuees were among around 10 Afghans who entered neighboring Pakistan by land last week. The four were a local worker of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Afghanistan and family members, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The UK government has released a fact-sheet for people evacuated from Afghanistan. It provides information on rights and the next steps regarding the immigration status in the UK. – read the full factsheet here.
The information in the fact-sheet will be reviewed and integrated into our resettlement information pages.
Former Royal Marine Paul “Pen” Farthing said the campaign to evacuate workers at his animal shelter from Afghanistan has been “a complete success”.
Last month, Mr Farthing was forced to leave behind 68 staff and family members when he and some 150 animals were evacuated from Kabul.
The staff are now in Pakistan in the care of the British High Commission.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said they would be brought to the UK in the coming days.
Source: Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, left Afghanistan on a commercial flight out of Kabul on Thursday with the cooperation of the Taliban — the first such large-scale departure since U.S. forces completed their frantic withdrawal over a week ago.
The Qatar Airways flight to Doha marked a breakthrough in the bumpy coordination between the U.S. and Afghanistan’s new rulers. A dayslong standoff over charter planes at another airport has left hundreds of mostly Afghan people stranded, waiting for Taliban permission to leave.
A flight with about 200 people, including some Americans, has landed in Doha, Qatar, after departing Kabul’s airport earlier Thursday, a U.S. official says. It was the first international flight to leave Afghanistan since the U.S. withdrew its forces at the end of August. Read full article…