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Political uncertainty could drive 500,000 Afghans to depart nation in subsequent four months: UNHCR

Political uncertainty may force 500,000 Afghans to leave
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Political uncertainty could drive 500,000 Afghans to depart nation in subsequent four months: UNHCR

As a consequence of political uncertainty following the collapse of the previous authorities to the Taliban, the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Saturday estimated that 500,000 Afghans will go away the nation within the subsequent 4 months.

In line with the UNHCR, till now there had not been mass migration, however the evolving state of affairs will result in numerous individuals leaving the nation, reported Tolo Information.

“Whereas we’ve got not seen giant outflows of Afghans at this level, the state of affairs inside Afghanistan has advanced extra quickly than anybody anticipated,” mentioned Kelly T Clements, Deputy Excessive Commissioner.

The UNHCR requested neighbouring international locations to maintain their borders open to Afghan refugees.

In the meantime, the World Meals Programme (WFP) has requested the United Nations to supply the group with USD 12 million to supply meals for in-need Afghans, reported Tolo Information.

As per residents, the political uncertainty, unemployment and safety points have compelled them to depart the nation.

Habibullah’s household is without doubt one of the hundreds of households ready outdoors Kabul airport hoping to depart the nation.

“I labored for 4 years with the foreigners, however now I’m jobless. I heard rumours that the Taliban are looking out homes for individuals who labored with foreigners and killing them. I’ve to depart the nation,” Habibuallah mentioned.

“Unemployment and safety threats have compelled us to depart the nation to save lots of our lives,” mentioned Ezatullah, Habibullah’s son.

Quite a lot of Afghan ladies say that they’re going through an unsure future. They are saying they’ve studied and labored onerous however have no idea what’s going to occur to them, reported Tolo Information.

“We accepted challenges and studied in Afghanistan. Now we have no idea what is going to occur to us. I’m nervous about the way forward for ladies within the nation,” mentioned Rahila, a Kabul resident.

(With ANI inputs)

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