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Over 700 Afghans recorded for brand new registration in India from August 1 to September 11: UN refugee company

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The UNHCR stated it’s in fixed dialogue with the federal government on issues pertaining to Afghan nationals.

A complete of 736 Afghans have been recorded for brand new registration from August 1 to September 11, the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees stated in New Delhi, including that it’s scaling up its capability to satisfy growing requests for registration and help of Afghans in India.

The UN refugee company stated it’s in fixed dialogue with the federal government on issues pertaining to Afghan nationals, together with issuance and extensions of visa, help and options.

According to the info, the full variety of individuals of concern to UNHCR in India stands at 43,157. Among them, 15,559 refugees and asylum seekers are from Afghanistan.

“From August 1 until September 11,736 Afghans were recorded by UNHCR for new registration,” the UN physique stated in a press release.

Among those that have approached the UNHCR are Afghan people who’ve newly arrived in 2021, these looking for reopening of beforehand closed asylum circumstances, college students, businessmen, or individuals on medical or different forms of visa who’re unable to return as a result of present scenario in Afghanistan.

The UNHCR additional stated that it’s scaling up its capability to satisfy the growing requests for registration and help of Afghans in India.

“UNHCR is increasing its humanitarian response programme for vulnerable new arrivals from Afghanistan. Basic assistance such as food, cash-based assistance and core relief items are being provided to the most vulnerable new arrivals from Afghanistan and those already in India,” the UN physique stated.

The UNHCR stated it has additionally arrange an Afghanistan emergency cell and a devoted assist web page for Afghans with complete info on registration and help out there.

“Additional 24/7 helplines were established to answer queries around the clock and direct engagement with Afghan communities scaled up. Over 130 calls are received per day, mainly enquiring about assistance and registration,” it stated.

The Taliban swept throughout Afghanistan this month, seizing management of virtually all key cities and cities, together with Kabul, in opposition to the backdrop of the withdrawal of the U.S. forces.

India additionally evacuated individuals on army transport plane of the IAF below the federal government’s ‘Operation Devi Shakti’.

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