The US Embassy in Kabul declared on International Refugee Day that it intends to cooperate with Afghanistan’s neighbors to support Afghan refugees and migrants.
The United States would work closely with Afghanistan’s neighbors to support refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons, emphasizing that roughly 115,000 people were displaced in Afghanistan in the current year, Ross Wilson, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Kabul, tweeted on World Refuge Day.
Highlighting on $266 million humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan’s conflict and dealing with the spread of Covid-19, Ross Wilson has written that giving a helping hand is a significant aspect of “Enduring Partnership”.
This comes at a time when the US has urged to expedite the process of issuing SIV visas for those Afghans who have worked for the US government in Afghanistan as their lives will certainly be in danger, especially after the foreign troops’ withdrawal.
Refugees are among the world’s most vulnerable individuals. The 20th of June has been declared as International Refugee Day by the United Nations. The Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the situation of refugees throughout the world and the efforts being made to defend their human rights.
The increasing conflict in Afghanistan seemingly has created concerns for the citizens, if the peace talks and a political settlement is not possible in short-term, a prolonged conflict will create a situation of uncertainty and chaos which will result in flowing more immigrants and refugees to the neighboring countries including Pakistan, Iran and Tajikistan.
Millions of Afghans flow inside the borders of Iran and Pakistan during the 1990s conflicts in Afghanistan.