Human Rights Watch has called on EU members to substantially increase their commitment to accepting Afghans in need of protection. The organization has proposed a “dual flyover.”
Guenter Burkhart, CEO of Peru Ozol, on Tuesday called for an increase in the reception of Afghan refugees on the occasion of today’s session of the European Parliament on the situation in Afghanistan, as well as a meeting of EU interior ministers on Thursday.
“We need a dual flyover: planes to deliver aid to Afghanistan and bring threatened people back,” he said.
Burkhart said the new UN findings show that people at risk need to be helped urgently.
A new United Nations report shows that the Taliban have killed more than 100 former government employees and local members of the international community since taking power. The report also states that “human rights defenders and members of the media have always been the target of attacks, intimidation, harassment, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment and murder.”
“The EU and its member states must take the new findings of the United Nations seriously and take action,” Peru Azul stressed, adding that responsible countries should put the issue of accepting people at risk from Afghanistan at the top of their agenda. According to the organization, the European Union must provide protection to people at risk of bribery quickly and without bureaucracy.
The human rights group has said that the EU seems to be focusing on protecting its external borders instead of addressing the issue, while those in need of protection are stuck in Afghanistan.
Parvazol has assessed that the political and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating and on the other hand there is a threat that the deadline for providing facilities for the needy to leave Afghanistan and transfer them to Europe will expire. In addition, according to the organization, the process of accepting Afghans in need has stalled at various stages.
The human rights organization has criticized the fact that the number of people really at risk in recent months has been falsely calculated below the real statistics. Burkhart said the promise of acceptance by EU countries must be in line with realities and real dangers.
“As long as courageous women’s rights defenders, critical journalists and other human rights defenders in Afghanistan are in immediate danger of being killed, they should not be refused, arguing that the 40,000-strong list (previously a commitment) “Has been completed.”
Taken from our partner media (Deutsche Welle)