Uganda to receive 2000 Afghan refugees

In fear of living under Taliban militants who retook full control of Afghanistan over a week ago, Afghan citizens are seeking asylum in different countries, including most recently, Uganda.

Thousands have been successfully evacuated to other countries while others remain trapped.

The first group of Afghan refugees, 51, arrived in Uganda Wednesday morning, while they await others to join them.

The Foreign Ministry of Uganda announced in a statement affirming the arrival of the evacuees at Entebbe International Airport. They include women, children, and men who were all tested for Covid-19. The group will still go under quarantine for the time being.

The ministry further reports that the evacuees will proceed to US and other countries through Uganda. However, no clear statement about how long the Afghans will be hosted in Uganda.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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