THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch authorities is donating 10 cardinal euros to money assistance specified arsenic food, cleanable drinking h2o and aesculapian supplies for Afghans.
The overseas ministry said Sunday the wealth volition spell to the Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund that tin beryllium tapped by United Nations organizations and NGOs moving successful Afghanistan.
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Tom De Bruijn says “we privation to enactment the Afghan colonisation nether these hard circumstances.”
Meanwhile, the Dutch defence ministry said a level it chartered arrived successful the Netherlands connected Sunday carrying 160 passengers from Afghanistan. It did not disclose the nationalities of the evacuees.
MORE ON THE CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN:
— British military: 7 Afghans killed successful chaos astatine Kabul airport
— China some worries and hopes arsenic US departs Afghanistan
— Europe fears Afghan exile situation aft Taliban takeover
— AP PHOTOS: Two decades of war, and regular life successful Afghanistan
— Biden vows to evacuate each Americans — and Afghan helpers
— Find much AP sum astatine https://apnews.com/hub/afghanistan
HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
MADRID — Spain’s authorities says that U.S. President Joe Biden and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez person agreed that the Rota and Morón subject bases successful Spain utilized by U.S. forces volition temporarily instrumentality successful Afghans who worked for the Americans and fearfulness Taliban reprisals.
One Spanish level carrying 64 radical who worked for the U.S. landed precocious Saturday astatine Spain’s Torrejón aerial basal adjacent Madrid.
Additionally, Spain has received different 230 evacuees this week from Kabul, mostly Afghans who worked for Spain and for the European Union. Fifty-five of these evacuees person already flown connected to different EU countries.
LONDON — Tony Blair, the British premier curate who deployed troops to Afghanistan 20 years agone aft the 9/11 attacks, says the U.S. determination to permission has “every Jihadist radical circular the satellite cheering.”
In a lengthy effort posted connected his website precocious Saturday, Blair said the determination to retreat troops was “tragic, dangerous, unnecessary.” He added that Britain has a “moral obligation” to enactment until “all those who request to beryllium are evacuated.”
He said the exit was not successful the West oregon Afghanistan’s interest, with the Taliban reasserting itself crossed astir of the country.
He besides warned that the determination by the U.S. to support Britain mostly successful the acheronian astir the withdrawal risks relegating the state to “the 2nd part of planetary powers.”
Blair accused U.S. President Joe Biden of making the determination connected the backmost of “an imbecilic governmental slogan astir ending ‘the everlastingly wars’.”
KABUL, Afghanistan — The British subject says 7 Afghan civilians person been killed successful the crowds adjacent Kabul’s planetary airdrome amid the chaos of those fleeing the Taliban takeover of the country.
The Defense Ministry said successful a connection Sunday that “conditions connected the crushed stay highly challenging but we are doing everything we tin to negociate the concern arsenic safely and securely arsenic possible.”
The airdrome has been the focal constituent for thousands trying to fly the Taliban, who swept into Kabul a week agone aft their lightning beforehand seized the country.
ISLAMABAD — The spokesperson for Pakistan International Airlines says the hose has suspended flights from Kabul and is not evacuating anyone astatine the moment.
Abdullah Hafeez Khan says Sunday that the hose has nary on-ground arrangements and lacks due facilities astatine Kabul planetary airdrome to run evacuation flights.
Khan said the suspension is impermanent and the hose volition resume its operations erstwhile the required arrangements are made there.
NEW DELHI — An Indian authoritative says an aerial unit transport level has near Kabul for New Delhi carrying 168 radical connected board.
Arindam Bagchi, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, says the level took disconnected from Kabul connected Sunday greeting and the passengers see 107 Indian nationals. He didn’t springiness the nationalities of 61 others evacuated from the Afghan capital.
Meanwhile, different radical of 87 Indians who were evacuated from Kabul to Tajikistan connected Saturday successful an Indian aerial unit level are being flown to New Delhi connected Sunday, Bagchi said successful a tweet. Two Nepalese nationals besides were evacuated connected that flight.
India began evacuating its nationals past Sunday aft the Taliban swept into Kabul.
The Press Trust of India quality bureau said astir 400 Indians were believed to beryllium stranded successful Afghanistan. No authoritative fig was available.