It took the Taliban just over a week to take control of virtually the whole of Afghanistan, and all the border crossings. President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday as the terror group swept into the capital Kabul.
“The Taliban have won with the judgement of their swords and guns, and are now responsible for the honor, property, and self-preservation of their countrymen,” posted President Ghani on his FB page.
Amid this chaos, western countries, including Nepal, are scrambling to evacuate their citizens.
The Nepali Government has urged all Nepalis currently residing in Afghanistan to contact the government.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has launched an online registration for the collection of the details of Nepalis in Afghanistan.
Nepalis who want to return home can now register their name and provide other relevant details in the official website of the Department of Consular.
The people seeking rescue flights can contact the following numbers:
The Nepali Government also sent diplomatic requests to the US, UK, Canada, Germany, EU, Japan, and the UN to rescue Nepalis working with diplomatic missions and international organizations in Kabul.
The Nepali Embassy in New Delhi has already issued a travel advisory requesting Nepalis to avoid any travel to Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the MoFA has been collaborating with manpower agencies sending Nepalis to Afghanistan to gather reliable data of nationals living in the troubled country to facilitate their repatriation.
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