80 former Afghan NATO employees and their family members are now being resettled in Norway. They left temporary facilities in Kosovo on a chartered civilian airline from Pristina to Norway on Tuesday (October 5, 2021). Troops from NATO’s Emergency Response Force have assisted in providing care and support, including through individual and family residences, dining facilities, medical and dental centers, meeting rooms, adult and child recreation areas, and religious residences.
“We are here in Pristina to secure the transport of 80 Afghan refugees affiliated with NATO,” follow “a request from NATO,” Alan Aguillar, senior adviser to the Norwegian immigration police, said. “We conducted a survey and ID check, and today we are completing the process of transferring these refugees to Norway. They will be transferred to a camp where we will continue an integration process in Norway. They will be resettled throughout the country after a few We will do what we can to help them build a future and a new life in Norway. “ he added. “We have had good cooperation and coordination with NATO on the ground; it has been a smooth process from start to finish, ” he also pointed out.
While some Afghans complete their resettlement, the process continues for others. About 2,000 Afghans working with NATO and their families were evacuated from Kabul in August, as part of the largest evacuation mission in NATO history. NATO worked around the clock to coordinate the evacuations, and NATO Senior Civilian Representative Stefano Pontecorvo and his staff played a key role in this regard. Over the course of two weeks, more than 120,000 people were flown out on hundreds of Allied flights. Troops from the United States, Britain, Turkey and Norway played a key role in securing the airport and operating a field hospital, while around 800 NATO staff maintained key operations such as refueling and communications.