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Continuous suffering.. Hundreds of Afghans are forced to leave their hideouts!

After the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul , last August, thousands of Afghans fled in fear of the actions of the movement that ruled during the 1990s, imposing its strict conditions and laws.

However, hundreds found themselves forced to leave the safe houses in which they were hiding, awaiting deportation from the country, after an organization helping them failed to secure their departure from Afghanistan.

Failed to negotiate

Task Force Argo announced Thursday that it had failed to negotiate their transfer out of the country and had run out of money to fund its operations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

As for the Afghans concerned, they include those with US citizenship, including permanent residents of the United States, in addition to former US government workers, and others who worked on projects funded by Washington.

According to the newspaper, they were asked to leave the safe houses or pay to stay there in the hope of organizing a future evacuation trip.

From Kabul airport (archive from AFP)

From Kabul airport (archive from AFP)

One of the largest organizations

It is noteworthy that Task Force Argo is one of the largest organizations working to organize evacuation flights from Afghanistan , and it consists of current and former US government officials, and veterans.

The organization also clarified that it has three flights ready to depart, but that there is no place for the planes to land because the US government did not approve the lists of passengers and did not allow the departure of these flights. It was able to raise nearly $2 million from veterans and private donors, but donations have fallen since media interest in the evacuations waned.

From Kabul airport (archive from AFP)

From Kabul airport (archive from AFP)

According to a spokeswoman for the organization, several countries hosting Afghans temporarily, such as Albania, Kosovo, Rwanda and Uganda, offered to receive passengers, but only with the approval of the US government.

For weeks, the organization has been waiting for the response of the US State Department, and the money it had been allocating for sheltering Afghans in safe houses has run out.

American fears

For its part, the US State Department noted that it has concerns about the accuracy of passenger data because it lacks personnel on the ground to check the lists. A spokesman said that in the past, some passengers on special flights were found to be ineligible to transfer to the United States.

The ministry also confirmed that it is working to secure seats on flights for those eligible for evacuation, and this is limited to American citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family members, with very limited exceptions, according to the newspaper.

From Kabul airport (archive from AFP)

From Kabul airport (archive from AFP)

It is noteworthy that more than 120,000 people were evacuated from Kabul in the summer, including diplomats and foreign nationals, especially tens of thousands of Afghans who are at risk because they cooperated primarily with the international coalition forces in Afghanistan. Of these, the United States hosted 70,000 refugees, while others went to other countries.

harsh laws

The Taliban imposed its harsh laws on Afghan citizens 20 years ago, preventing many activities, while the presence of women was almost completely absent from public life, and they were rarely seen outside the home or on the streets. Women were also denied sports, education, or even travel.

Two Taliban fighters on a street in Kabul (Reuters Archive)

Two Taliban fighters on a street in Kabul (Reuters Archive)

Since its receipt of the ruling last August, the international community has stressed that it will not recognize the government formed by the movement except in return for guarantees and actual practices on the ground that confirm its respect for human rights and public freedoms, as well as other conditions, including that Afghanistan does not turn again into a stronghold of terrorism

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