Afghan refugees find safety in Cambodia after fleeing Taliban

Third countries await Asia Foundation asylum seekers after Cambodia grants them temporary refuge.

At least 15 Afghan refugees who fled their homes following the US withdrawal and Taliban annexation of their country have been granted temporary accommodation in Cambodia while waiting for a third nation to accept them.

A senior Interior Ministry official told the government-friendly Fresh News service that all the refugees are employed by the Asia Foundation, a US-based development agency, and with their families were approved on humanitarian grounds following the fall of Kabul in August.

“The government has prepared temporary accommodation for the refugees before they are granted asylum by a third country,” the official was quoted as saying.

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