News: More Afghans working with NATO are resettled in allied countries, 12 Oct-2021

On Tuesday (October 12, 2021), seven Afghan nationals arrived in Luxembourg to start a new life. Earlier that day, they left the temporary facilities in Kosovo, where they had been housed since their evacuation from Kabul in August, and where troops from NATO’s Response Force had helped with housing, care and support, including through the headquarters for individuals and families. dining facilities, medical and dental centers, meeting rooms, recreational areas for adults and children and religious accommodation.

We are grateful to the representatives of the Kosovo institutions and the staff of the Allied Joint Force Command Naples and Task Force Noble for their hard work and coordination with our authorities to ensure a smooth process of resettlement of these Afghan citizens to Luxembourg. We warmly welcome them and support them when they start a new life,Said Ms. Natacha Gomes, Chargée d’affaires ai at the Luxembourg Embassy in Kosovo.

Thanks to the joint efforts of Allies, some 2,000 Afghans working with NATO and their families were evacuated from Kabul in August as part of the largest evacuation mission in NATO’s 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. The joint effort continues. Over the past few weeks, 80 former Afghan employees and their families have resettled in Norway, more than 100 in the UK, around 100 in Germany and several hundred more in various, other allied countries.

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