France evacuates more than 300 people from Afghanistan

France evacuates more than 300 people from Afghanistan

France carried out an evacuation mission in Afghanistan, bringing out of the country 258 Afghans as well as 11 French, around 60 Dutch and an unknown number of people linked to them, a spokesperson for the French Ministry of Affairs said on Friday. foreigners.
The operation was organized with the help of Qatar, according to a statement from the ministry.

The evacuees included Afghans at risk, such as journalists and people with ties to France, including civilian workers employed by the French military.

Since September 10, at least 110 French and 396 Afghans have been evacuated from Afghanistan on 10 flights organized with the help of Qatar, the statement added.

France and Qatar jointly led a humanitarian mission on Thursday, delivering medical equipment, food and winter supplies to international organizations operating in the country with a Qatari military plane, said the spokeswoman for the French ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) this week described “alarming” socio-economic prospects for Afghanistan for the next 13 months.

Afghanistan is grappling with a sharp drop in international development assistance after the Taliban took power in August, and UNDP predicted that poverty could become near universal by mid-2022.


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