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World: Thousands of Afghan evacuees leave US military bases for new homes

Why are most Afghans evacuees still housed at U.S. military camps?

  Why are most Afghans evacuees still housed at U.S. military camps? Why are most Afghans evacuees still housed at U.S. military camps?Two months after they were flown to the U.S., they remain among 53,200 evacuees held at Fort Lee, Va., and seven other military camps nationwide.

Thousands of Afghan refugees have left their temporary shelters at military installation bases to receive more permanent housing.

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With the help of various non-profit organizations, roughly 6,000 Afghan evacuees have left the eight military housing sites, with another 3,000 U.S. citizens, green card holders, and Afghans with close ties to the United States leaving on their own, according to multiple outlets.

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There are still more than 55,000 Afghans at military sites in Indiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Virginia, and Wisconsin, and roughly half of them are children, according to CBS News. There are also an additional 5,000 evacuees housed at military bases overseas waiting to come to the U.S.

Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for inclusive government

  Russia hosts Afghan talks, calls for inclusive government MOSCOW (AP) — Russia hosted talks on Afghanistan on Wednesday involving senior representatives of the Taliban and other factions, a round of diplomacy that underlines Moscow's clout. Opening the talks, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov emphasized that “forming a really inclusive government fully reflecting the interests of not only all ethnic groups but all political forces of the country” is necessary to achieve a stable peace in Afghanistan.Russia had worked for years to establish contacts with the Taliban, even though it has designated the group a terrorist organization in 2003 and never took it of the list.

Flights for Afghans to the U.S. were temporarily halted amid a measles breakout, though they have since restarted. The evacuees have to get the MMR vaccination, and roughly 98% of the evacuees had received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

More than 75,000 evacuees have arrived in the U.S. since the noncombatant evacuation operation began in mid-August, with an overwhelming majority of them (89%) being Afghans. The rest are U.S. citizens or green card holders.

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The U.S. military and its coalition allies staged a massive evacuation to help more than 120,000 people leave the country in August, with an overwhelming majority coming in the final two weeks after the Taliban overthrew the U.S.-backed Afghan government.

Donated Airline Miles, Credit Card Points Have Funded 20,000 Flights for Afghan Refugees

  Donated Airline Miles, Credit Card Points Have Funded 20,000 Flights for Afghan Refugees The nation's airlines and U.S. citizens work together to donate credit card points to provide flights for Afghan refugees.By donating frequent flyer miles, Miles4migrant, the group that started the campaign, wanted to show support for the people fleeing Afghanistan during the Taliban takeover in mid-August.

There were only roughly 6,000 Americans among them, with hundreds remaining behind.

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