New Delhi: A complete of 736 Afghans have been recorded for brand new registration from August 1 to September 11, the UNHCR stated right here, including that it’s scaling up its capability to fulfill 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.
In line with the information, the overall variety of individuals of concern to UNHCR in India stands at 43,157. Amongst them, 15,559 refugees and asylum seekers are from Afghanistan.
“From August 1 till September 11, 736 Afghans have been recorded by UNHCR for brand new registration,” the UN physique stated in a press release.
Amongst those that have approached the UNHCR are Afghan people who’ve newly arrived in 2021, these searching for reopening of beforehand closed asylum circumstances, college students, businessmen, or individuals on medical or different sorts 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 fulfill the growing requests for registration and help of Afghans in India.
“UNHCR is growing its humanitarian response programme for weak new arrivals from Afghanistan. Primary help comparable to meals, cash-based help and core reduction gadgets are being offered to probably the most weak new arrivals from Afghanistan and people 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 data on registration and help accessible.
“Extra 24/7 helplines have been established to reply queries across the clock and direct engagement with Afghan communities scaled up. Over 130 calls are acquired per day, primarily enquiring about help 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 US forces.
India additionally evacuated individuals on army transport plane of the IAF beneath the federal government’s ‘Operation Devi Shakti’.