As Afghanistan’s situation worsens, a coalition representing organizations that aid in the evacuation of people who might be under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan has called on the U.S. government to increase its assistance.
Members of AfghanEvac Coalition met with Antony Blinken, Secretary of State, during a video chat. They requested additional resources for thousands of Afghans fleeing Afghanistan. Afghanistan now faces a serious humanitarian and economic crisis.
Participants expressed gratitude to the State Department for all they have done, including helping to organize evacuation flights for American residents and citizens since the withdrawal. However, more will be required in the future.
Peter Lu, a former Marine who was a member of the coalition and served in Afghanistan, said that the State Department has not done enough. Said (Peter Lucier). “Winter has arrived. Already there is a famine.
Since the United States won the longest war and the government was taken over by the Taliban, private organizations, especially veterans groups, have played an important part in the evacuation and resettlement efforts of thousands of Afghans.
Up to 82,000 people have travelled to the United States as part of what the Biden administration calls its “Welcome Allies Action.” 10% of these people are permanent residents or US citizens, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
According to the Department of Homeland Security, approximately 46,000 people are still being resettled at military bases in the United States. They will then be resettled by private refugee groups across the country. Another 2,600 people also stayed at an overseas transfer station known as “waterlilies” as they were given safety and health checks prior to coming to the United States.