After the Taliban took control of DC cable Last August, thousands of Afghans fled for fear of the actions of the movement he ruled in the 1990s, imposing its strict conditions and laws.
However, hundreds found themselves forced to leave safe homes in which they hid, in awaiting their evacuation from the country, after an organization helping them failed to guarantee their departure.
Impossible to negotiate
The Argo Task Force announced that it was unable to negotiate their move out of the country and ran out of money to finance its operations, the Wall Street Journal reported.
As for the Afghans concerned, these are those who have American citizenship, and some of them have obtained permanent residence in the United States, as well as people who in previously they worked with the US government, and others who worked on Washington-funded projects.
According to the newspaper, they were asked to leave their homes safe or pay to stay there in hopes of arranging a future evacuation trip.
One of the largest organizations
Interestingly, “Task Force Argo” is one of the largest organizations working on travel arrangements Evacuation from AfghanistanIt is made up of current and former US government officials and veterans.
The organization also made it clear that it has three flights ready to depart, but that there is no place for the planes to land because the US government has not approved passenger lists and has not allowed these flights to depart. Has been in able to raise nearly $ 2 million from veterans and private donors, but donations have declined since the interest of media for evacuations it decreased.
According to a spokesperson, several countries that temporarily host Afghans, such as Albania, Kosovo, Rwanda and Uganda, have offered to receive passengers, but only with US government approval.
For weeks, the organization has been waiting for the response from the US State Department and the money it had set aside to host the Afghans in safe houses ran out.
For its part, the US State Department noted that it has concerns about the accuracy of passenger data because there is a lack of staff on the ground to check lists. A spokesperson said that in passed some passengers on special flights were found to be ineligible for transfer to the United States.
The ministry also confirmed that it is working to secure seats on flights for those who can be evacuated, and this is limited to US citizens, permanent residents and their close family members, with very limited exceptions, according to the newspaper.
Interestingly, more than 120,000 people have been evacuated from Kabul in summer, including diplomats and foreign nationals, in particularly tens of thousands of Afghans who are at risk because they collaborated mainly with the forces of the international coalition in Afghanistan. Of these, the United States hosted 70,000 refugees, while others have gone in other countries.
And she was Taliban Its harsh laws were imposed on Afghan citizens 20 years ago, preventing many activities, while women were almost completely absent from public life and rarely seen outside the home or on the street. Women have also been denied sport, education or even travel.
Since receiving the sentence last August, the international community has stressed that it will not recognize the government formed by the movement except in change of guarantees and concrete practices on the ground that confirm respect for human rights and public freedoms, as well as other conditions, including that Afghanistan does not return to being a stronghold of terrorism.
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