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The United States and its allies work to relocate Christian refugees from Afghanistan to countries including Somaliland.


Hargeisa(ANN)-Somaliland has agreed to temporarily resettle thousands of alleged Afghan refugees who were evacuated by the United States from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country, but part of that 2,000 refugees has already been planned for Uganda..

The Somaliland News Agency, quoting an unnamed Somaliland Foreign Ministry official, said the Somaliland government is in talks with the United States to temporarily repatriate some Afghan refugees to would settle in Somaliland

“We have agreed to host Afghan refugees temporarily,” he said. He also said the agreement was not yet complete, and that basic services needed to be completed, although he said they had not yet agreed on when refugees would arrive in Somaliland.

The United States is looking for temporary accommodation for Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban insurgency, who are being evacuated from Kabul airport. The United States is also in talks with Uganda to resettle refugees, while the United Arab Emirates has authorized the transfer of refugees to Somaliland.

The United Arab Emirates will temporarily host 5,000 Afghan nationals evacuated from the country following the capture of Kabul by the Taliban Islamist movement, according to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

“The United Arab Emirates has agreed to host 5,000 Afghans who have been evacuated from Afghanistan to a third country for transit. The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has announced that, following a request from the United States, it will temporarily host the Afghan people. “After that, they will move on to other nations,” the ministry said in a statement on Friday, according to live mint

The ministry added that the evacuated people would arrive in the United Arab Emirates in the coming days.

According to information obtained by Araweelo News Network, UAE government officials arrived in Hargeisa on Saturday for talks with the Somaliland government on the evacuation of Afghan refugees. but there was no word from the somaliland presidency. The Taliban entered Kabul on August 15th, ending a weeks-long offensive that resulted in the collapse of the US-backed government.

Afghanistan’s internationally recognized President Ashraf Ghani has resigned and left the country for the United Arab Emirates. The seizure of power has forced thousands of Afghans to flee the country, both Christians and non-Christians, fearing retaliation from the Taliban, as they have been supporting the US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

India announced last week that it would prioritize the evacuation of Hindus and Sikhs, two minority religions who were already on the verge of extinction in Afghanistan because of the Taliban’s return to Sharia rule 20 years ago.

Also, Canada Has expressed its willingness to issue visas to religious minority who are thought to be a Threat to the Taliban when an impose Sharia rule in the country, the Country’s most vulnerable minority, including Christians. But the Christian community is finding it increasingly difficult to keep up. The Growing present that many Christianity people, it is late and out There are no ends. It is therefore necessary to remove them from the country at this time and find other countries to live in.

The Christian community in Afghanistan is estimated to be between 10,000 and 12,000. Most of them converted from Islam, and their numbers have increased in the last two decades, when the Taliban were overthrown, who lived in fear underground, then converted from Islam to Christianity they are now facing a crime punishable by death according to Islamic Sharia.

Afghanistan in South Asia is home to an estimated 38.04 million people. It is an Islamic republic, with a predominantly Muslim population, 90% of which is Sunni Islam 84.7 – 89.7%. But there are Hindus, Sikhs, Baha’is, and Christians, who make up less than 0.3 percent of the population, up from 0.3% two decades ago.

However, since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the Christian community has not only grown, it has become more resilient, in part because of the security loan structure of the U.S. presence on the ground. In 2019, as the number of returning children increased, dozens of Afghan Christians decided to show their religious affiliation with national identity cards so that future generations would not hide their faith, and some were Muslims.

The United States and its allies have been gaining ground in the Afghanistan Christianity for more than a decade. Shows the fears of these people at the moment and how Western countries are evacuating them, along with staff working with various forces, aid humanitarian and intelligence agencies that have been in Afghanistan for the past two decades. ,

The United States and its allies have been gaining ground in the Afghanistan Christianity for more than a decade. Shows the fears of these people at the moment and how Western countries are evacuating them, along with staff working with various forces, aid humanitarian and intelligence agencies that have been in Afghanistan for the past two decades, After they’re learning that Islamic law had been imposed in the country, 30 converts to Christianity made changes before the Taliban took over the country this week


From the Christian minority and other religions of the time it has been intimidated by the Taliban, who are said to be, already working to get its list of prominent Christians, including Some local church leaders. Advises their communities to stay in their homes, although they see only the best of long-term prospectus as somehow fleeing the country. Other Christians are said to be, fleeing to the Mountains in an attempt to find peace, but the Taliban are killing anyone Also Found a Bible with the program installed on their mobile phones, as part of the spread of Christianity in the country over the years.

“We know where you are and what you are doing.” The messages they receive are looking Taliban, the pursuit of the Taliban to power becomes technically can escape, so Christians off their mobile phones to avoid the follow-up and started to move to undisclosed locations, while Others Want them to leave country.

But there is another ashamed of these people, who estimate that only 20-30 percent of the final Christian community has a passport. Therefore, without a passport, it is the not clear at this time whether a foreign country will accept them exposed they are not Able to leave the country.

Several European government officials are currently discussing the possibility of ignoring the requirements for immigration documents for individuals who can verify the institutions and their level of vulnerability to civil society groups. But until countries confirm and announce that they are ready to waive their passport and visa requirements, there is another fear that has arisen, as many Afghan Christians do not want to risk dangerous travel through checkpoints, who find it difficult to cross Taliban checkpoints to reach Kabul Airport, with few passport holders and Christians arriving at the airport still unable to leave the country, nearly 2.5 million refugees are currently being relocated.

However, the long-term plans and plans for the resettlement of Afghan refugees in Somaliland have not been made public, although the Somaliland government has not yet commented on the matter.

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By Arraale M Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights activist.

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