Why the US is parking local Afghan support staff in third countries | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 28.08.2021

Tens of thousands of US local staff have been evacuated, but so far only about 1,200 of these have actually arrived in America. The American government says Germany is just a transit country, but it is still unclear where the refugees currently waiting in Ramstein will be taken next.

The US government apparently aims to distribute as many local staff as possible to third countries around the world until their visa applications have been checked and approved. Late last week, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that 12 partner countries had already agreed to accept US local staff for this purpose: Albania, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Mexico, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Ukraine, Uganda and Colombia.

Source: Why the US is parking local Afghan support staff in third countries | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 28.08.2021

One thought on “Why the US is parking local Afghan support staff in third countries | Asia | An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 28.08.2021”

Comments are closed.