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240 Afghan Refugees Rescued and to be Quarantined at Transit Zone

Tamás Vaski 2021.08.25.

Another group of Afghan refugees who aided Hungarian forces in the war against the Taliban has been evacuated from Kabul and brought to Hungary. The government will not be granting the 114 adults and 126 children automatic asylum, all individuals and families will first need to pass the immigration offices of Röszke and Tompa.

The Interior ministry has announced that the National Directorate-General for Aliens Policing will be overseeing the entry of displaced Afghans who are escaping Kabul after the Taliban takeover. Those who have been brought to Hungary along with their families aided Hungarian forces and its allies in Afghanistan.

Hungary Does Not Grant Automatic Asylum to 96 Evacuated Afghans
Hungary Does Not Grant Automatic Asylum to 96 Evacuated Afghans

The 96 refugees from Afghanistan who aided Hungarian forces are currently in the Röszke transit zone under quarantine.Continue reading

According to the announcement, among the 240 refugees are a woman in a wheelchair and a man who has suffered a gunshot wound. The Hungarian state will be placing them all into quarantine and will take care of all their provisions.

As their vehicle convoy from Ferenc Liszt Airport arrives at the transit zones, the Ministry says, refugees will be given food and hygiene packages, they will all be checked by doctors, and provided adequate clothing for the weather. Background checks will also be conducted.

First Aircraft Involved in Afghanistan Rescue Operations Arrives in Budapest with 173 People
First Aircraft Involved in Afghanistan Rescue Operations Arrives in Budapest with 173 People

Hungary acts as a fully loyal and reliable ally with other countries during the Afghanistan evacuations and expects the same attitude from its allies, Foreign Minister Szijjártó said.Continue reading

The previous plane to arrive to Hungary from Afghanistan brought 96 refugees with similar backgrounds, who must also get through the immigration offices of the Hungarian border if they wish to enter Hungary.

Featured photo illustration by MTI/EPA/United States Central Command/Samuel Ruiz