Australia to Grant Asylum to 16,500 Afghan Nationals Over the Next Four Years

Australian government has allocated $666 million budget for this purpose.

Hasht-e Subh – Since the collapse of the former government in August 2021, Australia has evacuated a measurable number of Afghans who had cooperated directly with Australian forces on Australian-funded projects in Afghanistan during the last 20 years. Recently, Australian officials have announced that they have approved the Federal Budget so that they could grant asylum to more than 16,500 Afghans over the next four years.

According to The Guardian, a $666 million budget is allocated for this purpose to be spent over four years in order to implement the evacuations efforts.

Based on the plan, 4,125 Afghan citizens will be resettled in Australia each year.

Meanwhile, the Australian government, which has played an active role in Afghanistan for the past 20 years, has been under pressure to grant more asylum to Afghan nationals.

Thousands of Afghan nationals during the last seven months have fled the country. They are either resettled in their final destination; U.S. aliens countries are waiting for their turn in the neighboring third countries to be resettled.

August 15, 2021, will be marked the day of victory for Taliban militants but will be marked the darkest day of the country for the citizens who have lost everything within a blink of an eye. It was not only a government collapse but the collapse of a generation.

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