The attempts of escape have increased among the Afghans. The western countries are trying to complete the evacuation process quickly. They are concerned about taking their citizens out. But, there are several Afghans who used to help and support the foreign forces that are left under threat. The evacuation process is becoming more threatening and dangerous after reaching its final phase.
The deadline of 31st August to leave Afghanistan was set by the USA. Still, many countries need more time to take all their citizens, diplomats, and Afghan refugees out of the country. Taliban is now stressing the foreigners to leave by 31 August. It has declared that it won’t allow flights after it.
On Thursday, a suicide bombing took place near the Kabul Airport. The Serial blasts have killed nearly 79 Afghans and 13 US soldiers. Several other people have been left injured. This event has made the evacuation process more sensitive and countries have been forced to fasten their evacuation. However, countries are only allowed to make a limited number of flights and carry on this sensitive mission.
The quick fall of Afghan forces trained by the NATO troops for the past 20 years has made Kabul Airport the centre of Evacuation for the last 15 days. Numerous countries have launched international operations to take out their citizens safely and also those natives who used to help them.
The sensitive agreement between Taliban Authorities and the USA has permitted the foreign countries to use the Airport and take their citizens out. The Airport is guarded by the American and NATO Allies troops till the evacuation gets over.
In between the increasing danger and threat, over 100,000 people including their citizens and Afghans have been evacuated by other nations.
A threat has been instilled in the minds of those who are left or who might be left out. The flights from the nations like Canada, Denmark, Belgium, and the Netherlands have stopped. On the other hand, France and the UK are about to complete the process.
The threat of another possible attack near the Airport has increased. Still, many people are coming to the airport with their families to leave. Britain’s defence secretary expressed grief that some Afghans might not be able to leave the country. He recommended that instead of reaching the airport they should try to flee through land borders.
The geographical conditions of Afghanistan make it more difficult to carry out the evacuation. The earlier evacuation missions were possible because the countries used to have a waterway where the ships could be parked.
Then the helicopters were used to bring the evacuees. But, Afghanistan is a landlocked country and evacuation is only possible through land and Air.
The USA has evacuated more than 5,100 US citizens since 14th August. The government is trying to contact and make the rest 1,500 citizens reach the Kabul airport by contacting them. If possible then the US troops and equipment will be evacuated at last.
Britain is aiming to end the evacuation by 28 August for citizens. Then it’s planning to take the troops out after it. It has evacuated 14,500 British nationals and Afghans till now.
The figures of Canada have been reported to be 3,700 including its citizens and Afghans. This figure also includes the citizens of other countries facilitated by its troops.
Germany has taken out 5,347 people including its citizens and Afghan nationals. This figure includes more than 4,100 afghans. It had previously recognized 10,000 people to be evacuated. 300 Germans are still left in Afghanistan.
France has evacuated more than 100 citizens and 2,500 Afghans.
By 26 August, Italy had evacuated 4832 Afghans.
India airlifted 565 people from Afghanistan. These figures include Indian citizens and Sikh and Hindu refugees from Afghanistan.
Alongside, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Qatar, Turkey, Spain, Netherlands and even New Zealand, etc have also evacuated its citizens and some Afghan nationals.