The authorities are still looking for the families of two children who were evacuated from Afghanistan to Norway alone

Afghanistan evacuation - HerculesPhoto: Forsvaret / NTB
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Norwegian authorities have not yet found the family of two boys who were evacuated from Afghanistan to Norway in August.

In the days after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, 28 children were evacuated from the Norwegian field hospital at the airport in Kabul. They came to Norway alone, but the identities of 25 of them were clarified fairly quickly.

Seven of the children have so far been reunited with their families – three in the US and four in Norway. Most of the parents are still in Afghanistan. But the National Police Immigration Service (Politiets utlendingsenhet – PU) and the UDI have not identified the families of two boys in their early teens, the newspaper Vårt Land reports.

Håvard Bekk, head of the section for ID clarification at the PU, says it can be difficult to track down caregivers.

“The police’s task with the evacuated children has been to track down suspected caregivers and obtain as much information and documentation on identity, nationality, citizenship, and connections to close family and relatives as possible so that a possible reunion could take place as soon as possible,” Bekk wrote in an email to Vårt Land.

Note: The picture used is for illustration purposes only.

Source : © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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