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US News US President: Biden approved $ 100 million for Afghan refugees

14:26  24 july  2021
14:26  24 july  2021 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

The United States will begin at the end of July to evacuate Afghans who helped them

 The United States will begin at the end of July to evacuate Afghans who helped them © provided by the Parisian the Parisian the United States will begin during the last week of July to evacuate by plane the Afghans who helped the American Army as well as their families, announced Wednesday a senior American official.

The emergency aids should also be used for immigration visas from Afghanen, who have worked for the US government. On this month, the first could come to the USA.

Joe Biden bewilligt Geld, um gefährdete Afghanen zu unterstützen. © Brendan Smialowski / AFP Joe Biden approves money to support endangered Afghans. Biden approved $ 100 million for Afghan refugees

US President Joe Biden has granted up to $ 100 million of aid from an emergency fund for Afghan refugees. The money coming from an Emergency Fund should be used to fulfill "unexpectedly urgent needs" of people who are endangered because of the situation in the country, it was said in a message from the White House.

The emergency aids should also be used for Afghan applicants from special visa applications. Thousands of Afghans who have previously worked as a translator or other jobs for the US government have been fearing the Taliban's retaliation measures since the deduction of American troops. You may now enter the US with the help of special immigration visa (SIVS).

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It is expected that the first group of Afghanen and its families will be flown before the end of the month to Fort Lee, a US military base in Virginia, where they will wait for the final processing of their visa applications. The US government currently examines other institutions in the United States and overseas in which SIV applicants could be accommodated.

18 000 Visa Applications

On Thursday, the US Representative House adopted a law that increases the number of SIVs to be forgiven by 8000, which would cover all potentially eligible applications. Overall, according to the US government, there are currently about 18 000 such visa applications in progress.

despite the advance of the Taliban, Biden had announced that the Afghanistan commitment will end on the 31st of August - after almost 20 years. Then only US soldiers should remain in the protection of the embassy in Afghanistan. According to those skilled in the art, the helpers threatened after the troops of the troops the revenge of militant-Islamist Taliban.

Afghanistan: third day of fighting around Herat, the largest city in western .
© AFP The are fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces have resumed Saturday for the third consecutive day on the outskirts of Herat, the largest city in western Afghanistan , where the premises of the UN were attacked the day before. In the morning, Afghan forces appeared yet have loosened the noose around the city of 600,000 inhabitants, the third of Afghanistan.

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