As the US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) approaches the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, government sources claim that the majority of the trapped Nepalis have been rescued.
Despite the fact that the government has only authorised labour to work in the Green Zone, which is regarded the safest in Kabul, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has verified that certain Nepali people are working in other regions.
“A huge number are in Kabul, some beyond Kabul,” ministry spokesman Seva Lamsal told the BBC.
Nepalis living outside of Kabul have been assured that they are safe because they are part of the UN peacekeeping force.
Some Nepali nationals living near Kabul, according to Ram Prasad Subedi, deputy chief of the Nepali embassy in New Delhi, would be saved if they decided to leave their professions under the UN body.
The administration, which is having trouble rescuing Nepalis in Kabul, has stated that rescuing Nepalis outside of Kabul is even more difficult.
Although the government claims that the majority of Nepalis working in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, are coming home, the fate of some Nepalis who entered the country illegally remains unresolved.
Since the Taliban assumed control of Afghanistan, many countries, including Kabul, have increased their rescue operations.
Nepal has also encouraged individuals who want to return home to apply online, stating that steps are being done to ensure their safety.
Subedi, the deputy chief of the embassy in New Delhi, claimed that the majority of individuals who had asked for repatriation had been saved, but that 53 people had yet to be rescued by Tuesday.
He said, “Initiatives are being taken to rescue 53 persons who arrived there via informal methods and changed employers via legitimate channels.”
According to the Nepali embassy in New Delhi, 1,250 Nepalis in Afghanistan had left the country by Tuesday.
The employers are rescuing Nepalis working in Kabul who have entered Afghanistan through legitimate means, at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and assisting them in returning home, according to the ministry.
Employers in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, and the United Kingdom have taken some to safer locations, according to the ministry.
“Nepalis employed in the institutional sector have been saved or are in the process of being rescued. They’re on various transit routes,” Seva Lamsal, a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, told the BBC on Tuesday.
Around 300 Nepalis are claimed to be still working in Afghanistan under the aegis of the United Nations and are hesitant to return home.
People who came to Afganisthan illegally are in trouble
It is difficult to repatriate Nepali individuals whose visas have expired, who have entered the country illegally, and who are located outside of Kabul’s capital.
Although the situation in Kabul, the capital, is calm and non-violent, Nepalis living there say they are concerned.
Even though they applied at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ internet address, a Nepali waiting for rescue in Kabul said their return seemed dubious.
“We want the Nepalese authorities to keep us safe and rescue us as quickly as possible,” says the group. Our visas have also expired, and we are insecure here,” a source told the BBC, who did not want to be identified. The individual, who claimed he was being kept by a local agent at a Kabul hotel, warned that revealing his identity might cause issues.
He claimed that ten
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