in the current situation, Chief Lutheran Immigration and Refugees Service (LIRS) Krish O’Mara Vignarajah call The Biden administration declared, “A vital step forward in fulfilling the promise we made to the Afghan allies who have faithfully served our mission. The danger they and their families face as a result of their service cannot be overstated. We are excited to see this long-overdue evacuation carried out in a meaningful way.”
“Unfortunately, there are still a lot of unanswered questions, including who exactly and how many people qualify for eviction,” she continued. “With partners estimating that 49% of those at risk reside outside Kabul, how will those outside the capital reach safety? And to which countries will they be evacuated? We have serious concerns about protecting the human rights of our allies in countries that have been rumored as potential partners in this effort” .
Such as O’Mara Vignarajah noticed that It is still not entirely clear where the Afghan allies and their families will go while waiting for visa processing.
US military bases in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates were reported as possibilities earlier this month, and Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan lately. During a speech last week, President Biden He said Operation Allied Haven “has identified US facilities outside the continental United States, as well as in third countries, to host our Afghan allies.” Refugee rights advocates have called on the president to put their allies and families on Guam, who said she was ready to help, MSNBC reported.
During his speech last week, President He said our nation’s message to the allies and their families was “[t]Here is your home in the United States if you so choose, and we will stand with you just as you stood with us.” Here they deserve security for all their sacrifice and as quickly as possible. American organizations already have a history of helping Afghan allies: in just one example, recent Prism mentioned On Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) in New Haven, Connecticut. The organization helped resettle former translator Mohamed Daad Soruri and his family in 2017.
“It was their staff who welcomed us so warmly,” Sirwere said in the report. “Before our arrival, they secured accommodation for us in an apartment with all the furniture and household items we needed.” The report stated that Sirui had assisted US forces for four years, until life there became “unbearable”. “He has become the target of death threats from people most likely linked to the Taliban, who have opposed the work of the US armed forces.”
“We continue to call for the rapid evacuation of Afghan allies to locations that respect basic rights and ensure safety for those Afghans who are at risk because they assisted the US mission,” said Omara Vinirajah. We believe that the US territory of Guam offers such guarantees, given its history of hosting previous evacuations of allies from Vietnam and Iraq. We cannot delegate or outsource our moral and humanitarian obligations when there are so many lives at stake.”