International ministry official says UAE will cease facilitating all evacuation operations from Kabul beginning August 31
The UAE has facilitated the evacuation of over 28,000 people from Afghanistan, a authorities official stated on Thursday.
A senior official on the Ministry of International Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation stated that is along with 8,500 people coming to the UAE through nationwide carriers and UAE airports because the starting of August.
He added that the UAE will cease facilitating all evacuation operations from Kabul beginning August 31 with the US withdrawal, and the federal government has grave considerations concerning the worsening safety scenario on the Kabul airport.
He stated the UAE is prepared to cooperate with the US and different nations so far as the safety scenario on the airport is protected. The official stated throughout a media briefing that the safety scenario on the airport is ‘compromised’ and that the UAE is ‘involved’.
He stated the UAE is coordinating with the US and never the Taliban for the evacuation operations.
On August 20, the UAE agreed to host 5,000 Afghan nationals evacuated from Afghanistan on their solution to third nations. The UAE Ministry of International Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation introduced that, following a request from america, it will host the Afghan nationals.
Among the many evacuees at present accommodated on the Emirates Humanitarian Metropolis, 30 per cent are youngsters, 30 per cent are males and 40 per cent are ladies. The official stated there have been a number of Covid constructive circumstances which can be remoted. Those that have sustained accidents are hospitalised and given free remedy. After touchdown within the UAE, one of the Afghan ladies additionally gave beginning, added the official. He stated the UAE is offering a complete vary of providers together with housing, healthcare and meals providers.
Up to now, people evacuated with UAE help have included nationals from France, the UK, Japan, Australia, US, New Zealand, Latvia, Spain and Mexico.
Working in live performance with the US, the UAE established a transit hub and processing centre in Abu Dhabi from which travellers from Afghanistan endure well being and safety screenings earlier than persevering with to the US or a 3rd nation. Beneath the coordination of the Nationwide Emergency Disaster and Disasters Administration Authority, the UAE is working with the US Embassy group, together with consular and customs and border officers, to course of travellers around the clock.
The official stated the UAE has reached the capability and will be unable to host extra evacuees. The primary batch of evacuees will fly to their vacation spot nations within the US and Europe on Thursday, he stated.
Commenting on UAE evacuation efforts, Salem Mohammed Al Zaabi, Director of the Worldwide Safety Cooperation Division on the Ministry of International Affairs and Worldwide Cooperation, stated: “Since its founding as a nation, the UAE has championed a humanitarian method that protects essentially the most weak and extends a hand of help to different nations in occasions of want.
“It’s an honour for the UAE to work facet-by-facet with its companions within the worldwide group to attain all that serves the pursuits of the Afghan people, in addition to overseas nationals being evacuated from Afghanistan on humanitarian grounds. We are going to proceed to work tirelessly on this regard to make sure that all can stay in security, safety, and dignity,” Al Zaabi affirmed.