President Joe Biden will use $500 million from a federal emergency fund to assist resettle hundreds of Afghan refugees, the White Home stated, after the nation’s capital was overrun by Taliban fighters, prompting hasty evacuations.
The White Home introduced the transfer on Monday night time, saying the $500 million might be used to fulfill “surprising pressing refugee and migration wants” for “victims of battle, and different individuals in danger on account of the scenario in Afghanistan.”
The choice comes after Taliban fighters marched into Kabul on Sunday, with Afghan army forces placing up little resistance because the group took management of the town, dissolving the US-backed authorities. The capital fell on the heels of gorgeous Taliban positive factors in current weeks, which noticed the group sweep each main metropolis and successfully snatch Afghanistan, sending hundreds of civilians fleeing.
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Some 3,500 American troopers have been deployed to the airport in Kabul to supervise the evacuation of US diplomatic workers, in addition to Afghans looking for to go away the nation. In line with Garry Reed, director of the Pentagon’s Afghanistan disaster motion group, between 20,000 and 22,000 areas have been arrange at a number of US army bases to deal with fleeing Afghans to this point. It’s unclear what number of refugees will finally be taken in.
In asserting the $500 million in support funds, the Biden administration invoked the 1962 Migration and Refugee Help Act, which permits the president to attract cash from a particular fund within the occasion of “anticipated” crises that produce refugees or displaced peoples. Whereas Biden initially pulled $46 million from the emergency fund in June to assist resettle Afghans, and one other $54 million final month, the Taliban takeover within the weeks since has added a brand new sense of urgency to the trouble.
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