World Afghanistan: Recording commitments for fleeing, but hardly visa

10:10  15 september  2021
10:10  15 september  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

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Thousands of Afghans plan the escape from the new Taliban rulers. Germany now wants to record activists and artists. More than 4,000 people should have been allowed to enter longer, but do not get a visa.

  Afghanistan: Aufnahmezusagen für Flüchtende, aber kaum Visa © Pool / Reuters

Even after the end of the airbridge after Kabul , Afghans should be able to leave the country towards Germany . The Federal Interior Ministry has now granted a residence commitment for more than 2600 human rights activists, artists, scientists, journalists and other potentially endangered people from Afghanistan .

This means that these people as well as their life partners and children receive a residence permit for Germany, so do not apply for asylum. An appropriate commitment was granted on Tuesday for all people on the "human rights list" of the Foreign Office, said a spokesman for the Federal Ministry of the German Press Agency.

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More than 4000 people on the waiting list

At the same time, more than 4,000 Afghans must live under the rule of the Taliban because of the sluggish processing of asylum applications, although they basically have a claim to family reunification in Germany. These numbers arise from a response of the Foreign Office to a question of the left deputies Ulla Jelpke , which is the "new Osnabrücker Zeitung". Thus, in the first half of the year, Germany only issued 624 visas to Afghan nationals.

on the waiting lists were the newspaper last but 4173 persons to submit a request for family reunification. If you set both numbers into a connection, purely mathematically a waiting time of up to three and a half years, until the last visa would be granted to the currently waiting.

After the takeover of the Taliban in August, with evacuation flights the Bundeswehr , according to the Federal Government, had come 4587 people to Germany, of which 3849 Afghans and 403 German nationals. Under the vulnerable forces were former local staff of the Bundeswehr and other German institutions. After the end of the air bridge at the end of August, a few hundred Afghans came in other ways to Germany - about the Golfemirat Qatar .

Photos show turmoil and panic as Taliban enter Afghanistan's capital Kabul .
The United Nations has cited continued reports of serious human rights abuses and violations in the communities most affected by the fighting. International aid groups have warned of a humanitarian crisis.U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed particular concern Sunday about the future of women and girls in the country, saying hard-won rights "must be protected" and "all abuses must stop.

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