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Countries offer a temporary place to Afghanistan people after the Taliban enter Kabul

Countries offer a temporary place to Afghanistan people after the Taliban enter Kabul

Taliban taking over Afghanistan, some countries offer a temporary place to Afghan citizens to run away the country's borders.

Earlier on Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani flew from the country, and thousands of other citizens and foreigners entered Kabul as the militant Islamic outfit.

UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) said more than 550,000 people in Afghanistan have flown from their homes due to the conflict since the beginning of 2021. About 1,26,000 people have been taken place from July until 9 August.

Take a look at some countries Countries to offer a temporary place to Afghan citizens as the Taliban move close to assuming power.

Iran

Iran, which shares its border with Afghanistan, has set up camps in three provinces along the edge to provide temporary refuge to fleeing Afghans.

"Camps have been built in border areas in three provinces,"

Reuters reported, citing an interview by interior ministry official Hossein Qasemi.

Canada

On Sunday, Canada suspended diplomatic operations in Afghanistan, citing the security situation. It also said it would reopen its embassy if the problem allowed its staff to be safe. On Friday, the country had announced that it would take in 20,000 vulnerable people who face a direct threat from the Taliban.

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Read More: Taliban Capture capital Kabul and Whole Afghanistan

Albania

On Sunday, Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama said the country is ready to temporarily host hundreds of refugees bound for the United States.

He added.

"NATO member Albania is ready to shoulder its share of the burden," he said on his Facebook page. "Washington has already asked Albania to consider the possibility of serving as a transit country for a number of Afghan political immigrants whose final destination would be the United States,"

Turkey

Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would work with Pakistan to help stabilize the situation in Afghanistan to prevent a new flood of refugees.

"Turkey is facing a growing migratory wave of Afghans transiting through Iran. We will continue efforts to enable the return of stability in the region, beginning with Afghanistan,"

AFP quoted Erdogan as saying, alongside his Pakistani counterpart Arif Alvi.

Qatar

The US government is in talks with Qatar to draft an agreement to temporarily house thousands of Afghan refugees who worked with the US troops, ANI reported.

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