This is a pad for collating information -- resources, contacts, links, ...
relocation schemes and other possibilities for people fleeing Afghanistan.
to publish, please format correctly & send mail to: deutschland<+ä+t>xs4all<+point>nl
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[Line 186: Leaving through neighboring countries:]
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DO NOT PROCEED TO AIRPORT¡!DO NOT PROCEED TO AIRPORT
THE EVACUATION PROCESS HAS NOW ENDED AND THE AIRPORT IS SEALED
*¡¡¡¡¡¡ THE EXIT PLANES MAY HAVE LEFT - BUT WE ARE HERE !!!!!*
TALIBAN CHECKPOINTS BY MAPPING [Insurgencies in progress..]
HKIA Map [Harmid Kazai International Airport Gates Control Map]:
Support4Refugees-Perfect4Care: After Afghanistan [overview]
US Senate/Congress Contacts:
al jazeera: “The government will take shape in the following few days...”
Anas Haqqani, a senior Taliban leader, told Al Jazeera."
urdupoint newsticker: https://www.urdupoint.com/en/topic/kabul.html
deutsche welle live: https://www.dw.com/en/afghanistan-evacuations-continue-after-blasts-rock-kabul-airport-live-updates/a-58985957
handbook germany: now available in farsi & pashto (english & german beyond)
farsi info: اطلاعاتی در مورد خروج از افغانستان
pashto info: له افغانستان څخه د خلکو راايستلو په اړه مالومات
angela merkel: 'All of us were quite really wrong' (25 Aug)
media.kabul.int: https://media.kabul.int.igel-muc.de mainly en, but also farsi & german
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GERMANY (updated 29 August):
NEW EXIT POINTS FROM GERMAN MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Afghanistan: Assistance for German nationals and other people entitled to protection
GERMAN GOUVERNEMENT DECLARATION (25 Aug)
PRESS: GERMAN AIRBRIDGE ENDS (english article & video, Deutsche Welle):
Angela Merkel: 'All of us were quite really wrong'
Lists of the German Federal Foreign Office
For local staff of German organizations/institutions ("Ortskräfte") as well as Afghans with a German residence permit, the Federal Foreign Office has set up a new e-mail address where cases can be reported for evacuation: email@example.com
The email must include the following information:
- Names of all persons
- Dates and Places of birth
- Passport Numbers
- Availability (Mobile phone, E-Mail etc.)
After sending, you will not receive any email response. If you do not receive an error message, it means that the mail was put through. Only people who are to be evacuated will be contacted. The legal possibilities for people who do not belong to the above group are, unfortunately, very limited. It is currently not planned to evacuate people waiting for family reunification.
Crisis Hotline of the Foreign Office for Afghan citizens who have worked for German orgs: tel 0049 (0)30-1817-1000 or 00 49 (0)30-5000-1000
German citizens that are currently still in Afghanistan should immediatelly sign up at http://elefand.diplo.de
currently no plans known to evacuate people who have applied for family reunification with persons living in Germany
المركز الألماني للإعلام - وزارة الخارجية الألمانية: https://almania.diplo.de/ardz-ar
Wiki: Visa for Afghans: https://visasforafghans.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Arabic Info Resource: ﻦﻗﺎﻃ 9 ﻝﻸﻔﻏﺎﻧ ﻭﺍﻸﻗﺍﺮﺑ contact points for Afghans
ﻖﻤﻧﺍ ﺐﺘﺠﻤﻴﻋ ﻞﻤﺣﺓ ﻉﺎﻣﺓ ﻊﻧ ﺐﻌﺿ ﻦﻗﺎﻃ ﺍﻼﺘﺻﺎﻟ ﺎﻠﺘﻳ ﻲﻤﻜﻧ ﺍﻼﺘﺻﺎﻟ ﺐﻫﺍ
ARABIC PDF INFO TEXT:
farsi info: اطلاعاتی در مورد خروج از افغانستان
pashto info: له افغانستان څخه د خلکو راايستلو په اړه مالومات:
english info: Afghanistan Info English
deutsch info: Afghanistan Info Deutsch
UK (updated 23 August):
** Already in place is the ARAP (Afghan Relocations and Assistance
Policy) scheme, which is run by the Ministry of Defence on behalf of the
Home Office. This is only for people who worked for the British state
and its contractors (Locally Employed Staff LES). Until now people could
only apply from within Afghanistan, but the Home Office says they are
changing this now.
Here are details on the programme and how to apply:
That page links to an online form, telephone number and email address
people can contact to apply (I don't know if they are responding!)
** Today 18 August the UK government announced a new separate scheme to
relocate other Afghan refugees who do not have to have worked for the
UK. This "bespoke resettlement route" they say will take 5,000 people
this year and 20,000 overall, it is modelled on the previous Syrian
The full announcement here:
There are no details yet on how to apply ...
update (24 August):
Some more information with the correct phone number and website is here - please could someone with Twitter pass that on to @tweetsbymaisie to update the live document.
- From: "LJ" (via migrationstruggles Mailing List)
- Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 11:53:38 +0100
If you are a British National, or family member of a British National in Afghanistan you should call +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option ‘Consular services for British Nationals’ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a non-British National in Afghanistan or are the family member of a non-British National in Afghanistan, and in need of assistance, you should
call +44 (0)2475 389980.
For more information about the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme, see here:
Netherlands (18 August):
Eligible for evacuation are interpreters and individuals who were hired by the Netherlands for a long time or had a contract with the Netherlands. Upon arrival in Netherlands an asylum procedure will start.
Contact (day and night) +31 247 247 247 or email@example.com.
People that are eligible for evacuation to the Netherlands will have to get to the
Kabul airport by themselves because there is no way to pick people up in Afghanistan.
An applicant and his or her family do need to have a passport or other valid ID in order to be able to travel.
The Netherlands will continue to carry out military evacuation flights for as long as possible. This depends on a safe, stable situation at Kabul airport. That safety is guaranteed by a U.S. troop presence. Once security is no longer guaranteed by the U.S., under current circumstances, there will no longer be opportunities for the coalition to conduct evacuation flights.
Priorities for the Netherlands are the evacuation of Dutch citizens who are still in Afghanistan, the interpreters who have worked for the Dutch government within the framework of an international military or police mission in Afghanistan and the local embassy staff and their families, and also Afghans who have worked for the Dutch government (including guards, judiciary staff, cooks, drivers) or in the context of Dutch contributions to international military or police missions and therefore run an increased risk. This concerns in particular employees of Dutch development projects, human rights and and women's rights defenders and (fixers of) journalists.
The Dutch government has also promised that the Netherlands will take in some of the staff of the EU delegation in Kabul and their family members and that the Netherlands is prepared to contribute to the reception of (former) local NATO personnel.
A reception centre has been created with a capacity for 540 ppl. Upon arrival 10 days of quarantine is mandatory.
Family reunification: The State Secretary clarified that the vast majority of the family members of interpreters already in the Netherlands are also already in the Netherlands. For the family members who have not been able to travel with them immediately, they will be eligible for evacuation. This concerns families of four interpreters. In addition, there are five Afghans granted with a refugeestatus with families with an approved reunification application who still reside in Afghanistan, they too qualify for evacuation.
People that have an already approved reunifaction application (approved MVV) or are in this procedure and already did an dna test (at the Dutch embassy) can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
and UPdate 2021 nr. 33 (VluchtelingenWerk)
France (16. August)
How to evacuate to France for those who worked for the French troops and institutions: call the crisis cell/emergency phone number created by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs a few minutes ago:
Tel: +33 1 53 59 11 10
They are very reactive.
all countries that provide support (strict conditions):
North Macedonia (19. August)
for now, just talking about temporary relocation for regulating visa for USA. Talking about some 400ppl. Not clear when and how will choose people to relocate
For now, just talking about temporary relocation for regulating visa for USA.Not clear how many, when and how will choose people to relocate
For now, just talking about temporary relocation for regulating visa for USA. Talking about some 2000ppl. It looks they're already emptying large spaces (students dorms) so it could happen pretty soon. Not clear how will choose people to relocate
In the news they said they will relocate 2 families that cooperated with slovenian authorities in Afghanistan.
In the news they said they will relocate 20 people that cooperated with EU authorities in Afghanistan.
Leaving through neighboring countries:
It might be possible for Afghan citizens to apply for a six-month visa for India.
Phone number: +919717785379
Consulates of Iran in Kabul and Herat appear to still be functioning and giving visa to Afghan citizens:
- Address: Ankara Street, Shirpour Intersection- Kabul, Afghanistan
- Telephone: (+93) 20 210 1391 – 97
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: kabul.mfa.ir
- Address: Amerit Junction, Velayat Avenue- Herat, Afghanistan
- Telephone: (+93) 40-220 013- (+93) 40–225 821 / 0
There have been reports that 30-day visa are being issued for high fees to Afghan citizens.
There is also information collected here, not sure how frequently updated:
The employees of the Afghan group for the Theater of the Oppressed TDU and for human rights NGO AHRDO are in mortal danger ... they are currently trying to leave the country. Here you can find an article that was published yesterday:
earlier (german): https://taz.de/Alltag-in-Afghanistan/!5586934/
The international TdU community opened a donation account in a short time yesterday, where it is very easy to contribute something as financial support for the group: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/tosupportsahrdo (The only thing that can be needs is a credit card)
If any of you have good contact with a politician at federal or EU level, please make sure that they work as soon as possible to ensure that the members of the groups and their relatives on a Evacuation list is coming, I'm trying to do that through Austrian EU and National Council members. (I can send you the list if necessary)
Also important: The whole action is coordinated by Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn, who helped set up AHRDO and worked with them for many years
On Fri, 20 Aug 2021, p-- via Asyl-BY wrote:
A Hazara has just told me that Taliban "visit" families in their homes at night. The Taliban ask if there are any sons or men of military age living in the household. If so, they have to join the Taliban and fight.
On Tue, 24 Aug 2021, @rescue.org wrote:
You may be interested in the Arabic-language list of contact points for Afghans want to leave Afghanistan. English will follow soon:
On Tue, 24 Aug 2021:
UPDATE UK: Please see new contact point and phone number above. Please add to gg.sheet
On Tue, 24 Aug 2021, R4R via Asyl-BY wrote:
Re: [asyl-by] today's deportation from Munich to Nigeria
On Wed, 25 Aug 2021:
Chancellor Angela Merkel gives government statement on 'Situation in Afghanistan' and 'Bundeswehr deployment & evacuation from Afghanistan'. Parliament debates at length.
Video recording (german, 2.5 hours, please unmute):
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