Who was evacuated from Afghanistan in the end?

Soon after the US announced the end of its Afghanistan mission, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken told reporters that 123,000 people were safely flown out since the Taliban took over on 14 August.

Out of them, 6,000 were American citizens. Secretary Blinken says between 100 and 200 American citizens who still want to leave remain in the country and that the US will hold the Taliban to their promise to let people freely depart the country.

It is unclear just how many of those evacuated are Afghans.

  • Around 15,000 people were flown to Britain, according to the UK defence ministry
  • Canada facilitated the evacuation of roughly 3,700 Canadian and Afghan citizens
  • Germany flew around 5,300 people out, including more than 4,000 Afghan nationals
  • Italy evacuated just over 5,000 people including 4,890 Afghans
  • Nearly 3,000 people including more than 2,600 Afghans were taken to France
  • Australia welcomed 4,100 people including more than 3,200 citizens and Afghans with visas to the country
  • The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Australia and Sweden are among countries that evacuated more than 1,000 people each from Kabul airport.

Source: BBC 

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