UDI overview: Norway evacuated 860 Afghans from Kabul

Kabul airportPhoto: Steve Parsons / PA via AP

Norway evacuated 860 Afghans from the airport in Kabul, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) announced. Out of the total, 28 are children without parents.

Furthermore, 676 Afghans have been granted quota refugee status following input from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense.

According to the UDI’s information, these are: 

  • 63 employees at the embassy with families
  • 513 people associated with the Armed Forces with families
  • 28 children without parents
  • 72 human rights and civil society activists

“In the first and last category, there are another 46 people who have not arrived in Norway. They are either in Afghanistan or in other countries,” the UDI stated.

Around 150 Afghans who have a family relationship with Norwegian citizens have also been evacuated. In addition, 30 Afghans who previously had various residence permits were also evacuated, according to preliminary figures from the UDI.

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