October 16, 2021

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Afghan migration continues

From the end of the airlift Nearly 123,000 people were evacuated, Those who cannot take advantage of it will try to enter Pakistan, Iran or the Soviet republics in Central Asia.

At Torkham, one of the main border crossings between Afghanistan and Pakistan, A large number of Afghans are waiting for the border to open, A Pakistani official confirmed to Reuters.

Another border post between the two countries, Spin Boldak, also sank with tens of thousands, the BBC reported on Tuesday, in support of satellite photo.

The Torkham Post, which is closest to the Afghans fleeing Kabul, connects the Pakistani city of Peshawar, while the Spin Boldac Post in the southwest inevitably connects Kandahar with Quetta.

For Hussein, who could not leave the country due to an airlift despite having an American passport obtained after years of hard work for the American military, the choice was heartbreaking. A father of six daughters, he recently lost his wife to COVID-19.

I heard news and relatives of thousands of Afghans waiting to enter Pakistan. I don’t know if I should go there, or go to Tajikistan.

A quote from:Hussein, American passport holder

According to Reuters witnesses, Islam Khala also has thousands of people at the border post, which allows Afghans in the northwest, especially those in Herat, to seek refuge in Iran.

The Afghan family was able to seek refuge in Iran after crossing the Islam Khala border post.

Photo: Reuters / Wana News Agency

I am safe around the Iranian security forces, Said after the Afghan left his country.

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Shiite Iran is a favorite destination especially for members of the Hazara ethnic group who follow this sect of Islam and have historically been oppressed by the Taliban and Sunnis.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently estimated that more than half a million Afghans could flee their country by the end of the year.

We are preparing for about 500,000 new refugees in the area. This is the worst case scenario.

A quote from:Kelly Clements, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Before the Taliban came to power, the UNHCR estimated that half of the Afghan population, 4 million women and 10 million children, needed humanitarian assistance.

Many aid agencies have expressed fears that the situation could deteriorate significantly in recent days Freezing the Afghan capital abroad.

Hundreds of people are wandering in a street.

Afghanistan reached Pakistan on August 27, 2021 after crossing the border post between Spin Boldak and Chaman.

Photo: Reuters / Saeed Ali Akhakjoy

While waiting for the airport to reopen

Traveling across borders on roads lined with Taliban roadblocks is dangerous, especially for former collaborators of foreign forces.

Holders of foreign passports or visas and Afghans who can pay large bribes seem to be in the best position to achieve this.

The Afghans’ determination to take this risk in the coming days and weeks will also depend on the resumption of civilian flights at the now-Taliban-held Kabul airport.

Western countries, Including Canada, Do not hide the fact that they are counting on this recovery so that most of the Afghans left due to lack of time can still leave the country unhindered.

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For days, they have been urging the Taliban to stop the Afghans they want. The Taliban have Those with official documents vowed to leave.

Qatar, which has been acting as a mediator between Western countries and the Taliban, on Wednesday called for the formation of an Afghan Islamist movement. The safest way For people who want to leave Afghanistan.

We have insisted with the Taliban on freedom of movement so that people can have a safe way to leave or enter if they wish.Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abderrahmane al-Tani said.

We hope that these commitments will be honored when the airport resumes operations in the near future, so that it runs smoothly and without any obstacles to anyone.

A quote from:Mohammed bin Abderrahmane al-Thani is Qatar’s foreign minister

Qatar Boeing C-17A Globemaster technical team arrives in Kabul on Wednesday Restoration of operations at the airport, A source close to the matter told AFP.

It was the first foreign plane to land in Kabul since last U.S. troops left the Afghan capital on Monday.

Although no final agreement has been reached on the provision of technical assistance, a team from Qatar has begun discussions based on the request. The Taliban and other actors, without mentioning them, added the same source.

The goal is to restart Kabul and return flights to ensure safe and secure freedom of movement, including for humanitarian assistance and the resumption of evacuations., According to her.