A complete of 736 Afghans had been recorded for brand spanking new registration from August 1 to September 11, the UNHCR mentioned right here, including that it’s scaling up its capability to satisfy rising requests for registration and help of Afghans in India.
The UN refugee company mentioned it’s in fixed dialogue with the federal government on issues pertaining to Afghan nationals, together with issuance and extensions of visa, help, and options.
Based on the information, the full variety of individuals of concern to UNHCR in India stands at 43,157.
Amongst them, 15,559 refugees and asylum seekers are from Afghanistan.
“From August 1 till September 11, 736 Afghans had been recorded by UNHCR for brand spanking new registration,” the UN physique mentioned in a reality sheet.
Amongst those that have approached the UNHCR are Afghan people who’ve newly arrived in 2021, these looking for reopening of beforehand closed asylum instances, college students, businessmen, or folks on medical or different varieties of visa who’re unable to return as a result of present scenario in Afghanistan.
The UNHCR additional mentioned that it’s scaling up its capability to satisfy the rising requests for registration and help of Afghans in India.
“UNHCR is rising its humanitarian response programme for susceptible new arrivals from Afghanistan.
Fundamental help resembling meals, cash-based help and core reduction objects are being offered to essentially the most susceptible new arrivals from Afghanistan and people already in India,” the UN physique mentioned.
The UNHCR mentioned it has additionally arrange an Afghanistan emergency cell and a devoted assist web page for Afghans with complete info on registration and help accessible.
“Extra 24/7 helplines had been established to reply queries across the clock and direct engagement with Afghan communities scaled up.
Over 130 calls are obtained per day, primarily enquiring about help and registration,” it mentioned.
The UNHCR mentioned it’s interesting to companions, UN businesses, and the broader donor neighborhood to answer the elevated wants for options and help to Afghans in India.
The instant wants embrace continued meals help for six,000 people, sanitary objects for 3,000 girls and women, cash-assistance for 500 most susceptible folks, and winterisation assist for 1,000 most susceptible folks, it added.
The Taliban swept throughout Afghanistan this month, seizing management of just about all key cities and cities, together with Kabul, in opposition to the backdrop of the withdrawal of US forces from the nation.
India additionally evacuated folks on army transport plane of the IAF underneath the federal government’s ‘Operation Devi Shakti’.