Specialists of the Ministries of Internal Security, Defense, and the National Counter-Terrorism Center study both biographical and biometric data of refugees.
Almost 40 thousand Afghans evacuated as part of the American military operation arrived in the United States after appropriate verification procedures conducted abroad. This is stated in a written statement issued by the State Department on Monday.
“Almost 40 thousand people have already left the checkpoints located abroad and arrived in the United States,” the document says. Specialists of the Ministries of Homeland Security, Defense, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the National Counterterrorism Center are engaged in checking the evacuated Afghans before they are allowed to arrive in the United States. They study both biographical and biometric data of refugees.
Assistance from other countries
In addition, the ministry added, more than two dozen countries and territories assisted the United States during the evacuation of people from Afghanistan. “In total, the United States and our partners have moved more than 124 thousand people to a safe place, including 6 thousand American citizens. With the support of partners and allies, the United States has created a global network consisting of more than two dozen countries located on four continents, with a total temporary transit potential of 65 thousand people regularly, including up to 2 thousand places to accommodate persons who need a longer registration procedure, ” the document emphasizes.
According to the U.S. Foreign Ministry, Bahrain, Hungary, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Switzerland, as well as unrecognized Kosovo “helped to move Americans,” as well as citizens of other countries to a safe place. Albania, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, Kuwait, Mexico, the Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Singapore, Uganda, and Qatar “have made generous offers to provide various assistance in the resettlement of endangered Afghans,” the document says