Uganda welcomes 51 evacuees from Afghanistan

The first aircraft from Afghanistan landed on Wednesday at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. 51 individuals are briefly hosted within the nation and plenty of extra evacuees will arrive in the approaching days.

as reported from Kampala, Lucie Mouillaud

A complete of three buses surrounded by a convoy of safety forces, these are at the moment the one photos of the 51 evacuees from Afghanistan who arrived on Wednesday morning in Uganda. The Afghan refugees and a few of them of different nationalities have been staying at a lodge in Entebbe, close to the worldwide airport. Their reception had been mentioned for greater than per week between the Ugandan and US authorities.

More planes from Kabul are anticipated in the approaching days. In complete, about 2,000 individuals are anticipated to be briefly hosted in Uganda, earlier than being despatched to different nations, particularly to United States. It was additionally on the request of the US authorities that the Ugandan authorities agreed to obtain these evacuees for a couple of months.

But at the identical time, in response to the Foreign Ministry, some Ugandan nationals are nonetheless stranded in Afghanistan has not but been evacuated resulting from difficulties in accessing Kabul Airport. The ministry stated it was organizing to enable them to take the following flight.

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