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Airlifted Afghans to receive temporary shelter in Albania

After the Taliban's takeover, there is an urgent need to find shelter for Afghans airlifted out. Albania has been negotiating with the US on accommodating people who have fled in Tirana. Details are slowly emerging.

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5 Sep 2021
Afghans are struggling to get cash with banks still closed following the Taliban's takeover of the country. "I've been coming to the bank for four days now but I can't get my own money," says one resident.
5 Sep 2021
Afghans cross into Pakistan at the Chaman border crossing as thousands desperately try to flee following the Taliban takeover. Amjad says he left because he had no work once the Taliban took over, and couldn’t “even earn money to feed our children”.
30 Aug 2021
At a temporary hosting facility in the UAE, Afghan evacuees struggle to overcome the terror they experienced during the last days at home. They are among tens of thousands of evacuees who fled the capital Kabul after the Taliban swept in and deployed on the streets in mid-August.
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Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.
1 Sep 2021
Albania agreed to host Afghan refugees while they are being vetted for visas for the US. Although some in the country feel that Albania has a duty to help its NATO ally, others feel Albania is struggling enough as it is.
6 Sep 2021
As the United Nations resumes flying humanitarian supplies to parts of Afghanistan, the EU and other countries are debating how to increase aid to Afghans without lending credibility to the Taliban.
15 Sep 2021
Thousands of Afghans are being forced to stay at Ramstein air base after a measles outbreak stopped them from flying to the US. Dozens more were denied entry to the UK.
25 Sep 2021
Berlin has pledged to grant German residency permits to 2,600 Afghans who are deemed to be vulnerable or are in danger. Journalists, activists and academics are among those on the list.
25 Sep 2021
Germany's ambassador to Pakistan said the South Asian nation would play a supportive role in the future of Afghan peace and prosperity and thanked Islamabad for helping Germany evacuate Afghans across its border.
3 Oct 2021
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