Kabul [Afghanistan], August 24 (ANI): 98 Afghan Nationals who fled to Japan because of the Taliban’s rising atrocities in Afghanistan have been granted refugee standing on Tuesday by Japan.
Amongst the Afghan nationals, refugee standing has additionally been given to workers who labored on the Japanese embassy in Kabul and their households, who left Afghanistan final 12 months, reported Khaama Press citing sources.
Along with their households, the workers of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and different non-public firms who had been evacuated have additionally been given refugee standing.
Japan’s recognition of the Afghan refugees, an unprecedented gesture for a rustic with much less to no monitor document of granting asylum, might have an effect on the way it approaches refugees sooner or later from conflict-ridden nations like Myanmar and Ukraine.
Notably, Afghan refugees in Japan will likely be granted everlasting residence after 5 years of residence if the requisite standards will likely be fulfilled.
It is claimed that greater than 800 Afghans have been evacuated to Japan for the reason that fall of the nation to the Taliban on the fifteenth of August 2021. Many of the Afghan refugees who flew to neighbouring nations searching for shelters after the Taliban takeover final August encountered atrocities as many do not need authorized paperwork or visas.
Since the Taliban’s return to energy in August final 12 months, Afghanistan’s scenario has solely deteriorated as severe human rights violations proceed unabated.A report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights (HCHR) Michelle Bachelet highlighted the scenario of human rights in Afghanistan, significantly for the reason that Taliban takeover of Kabul in August final 12 months.
Talking in regards to the rights of girls and youngsters, the Taliban regime has curtailed girls’s rights and freedoms, with girls largely excluded from the workforce because of the financial disaster and restrictions.
Earlier, UNHCR requested the European Union to simply accept 42,500 Afghans over 5 years however the request was resisted by the nations.
With the reestablishment of the Taliban, numerous Afghans fled the nation and plenty of at the moment are dwelling in poor circumstances within the neighbouring nations. (ANI)