Around 1,000 Afghans moved to Norway after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan

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About 1,000 Afghans have come to Norway after the Taliban took over power in Afghanistan in August, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) announced on Monday.

Following the evacuation from the airport in Kabul in August, hundreds of Afghans have arrived in Norway via other countries. 

A total of 793 Afghans have been granted the status of resettlement refugees following input from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense, the UDI reports.

Among these, there are over 500 people affiliated with the Armed Forces. Furthermore, there are also 69 local employees at the embassy, ​​80 NATO employees, 98 human rights and civil society activists, and 25 children without known parents who were at the airport.

In addition to these groups, more than 200 Afghans who have a family relationship with Norwegian citizens were evacuated. Just over 500 of the 1,000 evacuees were children, according to the UDI.

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