Measles outbreaks have halted Afghan evacuee flights to the United States

News 09/11/21, 15:46

After identifying a minor measles outbreak among Afghans arriving in the United States, the United States has halted all U.S.-bound flights of Afghan evacuees from two major bases overseas. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the temporary halt was caused after detecting measles among four new immigrants to the United ...

Afghan evacuees could include child brides says report

Middle East 09/05/21, 20:27

Human trafficking concerns are growing after some male Afghan evacuees were suspected of bringing underage brides into the Land of the Free. A Wisconsin army base reported a rising number of older men accompanying minor females who turned out to be their wives. Some Afghan girls complained the older men they ...

Report says nearly 100 Afghan refugees found with terrorist links

Middle East 09/04/21, 19:29

Among the thousands of evacuees who successfully attempted their narrow escape from Afghanistan, were nearly 100 individuals flagged for potential ties with terrorists, a recent report estimates. Although it still had to leave thousands of legitimate evacuees behind, more than 30,000 thousand individuals had been rescued, according to NBC News, and ...

US sends Afghan refugee children without parents to government shelters

Middle East 08/29/21, 15:25

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has sent Afghan children evacuees without adult family members to the government shelters. The HHS said that at least 34 Afghan children evacuated from Afghanistan to the United States had been designated as unaccompanied minors, and the U.S. immigration authorities have sent some ...

Germany confirms firefight at Kabul Airport

Middle East 08/23/21, 06:02

A firefight involving Western forces and unidentified gunmen erupted at Kabul airport, Germany's armed forces said on Monday, Aug. 23. The German military said that the firefight joined by U.S. and German forces occurred at the North Gate of Kabul airport, killing one Afghan guard and injuring three others. Ever since the ...

US marine comforting infants of Afghan parents

Middle East 08/21/21, 16:46

The U.S. Central Command Public Affairs uploads photos of U.S. marines comforting infants of Afghan parents. Slight consolation for those outside Kabul airport who could not get flights out of the country now ruled by the Taliban. The swift takeover of Afghanistan by the militant group had left little chance for ...

Albania confirms it will accept Afghan refugees

Middle East 08/15/21, 21:01

Albania has agreed to a U.S. request to welcome Afghan asylum seekers. People who worked with Western military forces will be temporarily housed in the Land of the Eagles, if the rapidly advancing Taliban insurgence endangers them. Prime Minister Edi Rama is happy to help the Biden administration offer shelter for ...

US expands Afghan refugee program in response to Taliban attacks

Middle East 08/03/21, 16:24

As fighting intensifies ahead of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month, the Biden administration stepped up its efforts to assist at-risk Afghan residents fleeing Taliban attacks.According to the State Department, "thousands" of Afghans are now eligible to resettle in the United States permanently. Current and former ...

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