US officials in the United Arab Emirates have met with Afghan refugees who demonstrated in Abu Dhabi three days ago and discussed the “possibility” of their transfer to the United States.
The US Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has issued a statement saying it has been informed of “peaceful demonstrations” by Afghan refugees in Abu Dhabi and their concerns about their resettlement.
Hundreds of Afghan refugees who were evacuated from Kabul to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates staged peaceful protests on Thursday in protest of the “unfortunate” and slow resettlement process. The protesters called on the United States to speed up the process and transfer them to the United States.
A statement from the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi stated that US officials were examining Afghan refugees before they were transferred to the United States “with a dual purpose: to protect [US] national security and to protect vulnerable Afghans”.
Most Afghans living in the UAE have fled Afghanistan during the chaotic evacuation operation, and some have been there for about six months.
The Pentagon says more than 76,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the United States so far through “Allied Welcoming Operations,” and thousands more have been evacuated from camps in Afghanistan, mostly in foreign camps, mostly in the UAE. Are stationed.