96 Afghans who served Hungary and its NATO allies in the war against the Taliban have been evacuated from Kabul, but they still face the immigration process into Hungary. At the request of Népszava, the Interior Ministry stated that the evacuees have not been granted automatic asylum.
The 96 refugees from Afghanistan who aided Hungarian forces are currently in the Röszke transit zone under quarantine. The immigration office may conclude varying decisions on each individual or family’s status in Hungary.
The oldest refugee is 64, while the youngest is only a few months old.
The Ministry added that the Hungarian state is ensuring their food and shelter. Left-wing daily Népszava alleged that they are being kept in the former transit zone containers that were used during the migration crisis, adding that the United Nations declared the circumstances of that transit zone “prison-like.”
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