European aid to Afghanistan’s neighbors . to host refugees

As thousands of Afghans continue to flock through the border or airport of the Afghan capital, Kabul, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell announced on Monday that European countries will provide aid to Afghan refugees.

Has explained in an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera that the union “will provide financial aid to the countries bordering Afghanistan to host refugees and will increase cooperation with those countries to solve some problems relating to this file”.

He also noted that European countries are “working to increase their humanitarian aid from 50 to 200 million euros in order to meet urgent needs”.

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Furthermore, he added that the EU is studying “the establishment of a permanent European intervention force” that can move quickly in emergency situations, such as the situation in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US forces. “The union must be in able to step in to protect their interests when Americans don’t want to participate, “he said.

He also continued: “The first intervention force should consist of five thousand soldiers who can be mobilized in short time “, adding:” We must be in able to move quickly “.

Afghan refugees (AFP)

Afghan refugees (AFP)

half a million

This European initiative comes with increased United Nations warnings about the number of Afghan refugees across the border.

A few days ago the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced that up to half a million Afghans could flee the crisis in their country, calling on neighboring countries to keep their borders open to those seeking security. “In terms of the number of Afghan refugees, we are preparing for some 500,000 new refugees in the region, this is the worst case scenario,” Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly Clements said last Friday in Geneva.

He also added that “although we have not seen a large influx of Afghans at this point, the situation inside Afghanistan is developing faster than anyone expects.”

Interestingly, thousands of people have also left the country since the middle of this month, via the Kabul airport, aboard US military aircraft and even other coalition countries, for fear of violations by the Taliban movement, which took control of various regions of the country, including the capital.

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