Taliban takeover: Uganda to take in 2,000 Afghan refugees

Hundreds of Afghans managed to scramble on to a US military aircraft on Sunday as it left Kabul for Qatar

Hundreds of Afghans handled to rush on to a United States military airplane on Sunday as it left Kabul for Qatar

Uganda is to take in 2,000 refugees who have actually left Afghanistan after Taliban militants took power on Sunday.

The offer was concurred following a demand from the United States federal government, Refugee Minister Esther Anyakun informed this medium.

The very first group of 500 Afghans were anticipated to get here on Tuesday, however authorities now state conversations about the plans are still continuous.

Uganda has a long history of inviting refugees – and is presently house to around 1.3 million individuals.

The East African country has the biggest variety of refugees in any nation in Africa – and the 3rd biggest on the planet.

The brand-new Afghan arrivals will be checked for Covid -19 prior to they are sent out to seclusion centres, Ms Anyakun states.

The United States is to cover these expenses.

The Taliban have actually gone back to power twenty years after a US-led intervention ousted them in 2001.

The Islamist group had the ability to take control after many foreign soldiers took out.

The lightning advance of the Taliban over 10 days triggered 10s of countless individuals to leave their houses, numerous getting here in the Afghan capital, Kabul, others heading for neighbouring nations.

Kabul was the last significant city to fall triggering Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to leave the nation on Sunday.

Many desperate homeowners then headed to the airport where United States soldiers were arranging evacuations for immigrants and susceptible Afghans.

More than 90% of Uganda’s refugees originate from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

Refugees reside in settlements or towns along with regional citizens and some are provided plots of land and enabled to work.

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Taliban takeover: Uganda to take in 2,000 Afghan refugees