Philippines has began accepting individuals fleeing Afghanistan after Taliban takeover, turning into the primary nation in Southeast Asian to welcome the refugees.
Hundreds of Afghan nationals have left their homeland previously two weeks and the UN has warned that just about half 1,000,000 may escape from Afghanistan this yr.
Final month, Philippines’ presidential spokesperson Harry Roque introduced that the nation prepared to offer shelter to individuals fleeing Afghanistan as a result of fears of being persecuted.
Overseas Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin confirmed on Wednesday that the primary group of Afghans had been welcomed within the nation.
“We stay steady where others waver: tonight we welcome Afghan nationals, including women and kids, seeking refuge,” he wrote in a message posed on Twitter. “Our doors are open to those fleeing conflict, persecution, sexual abuse and death.”
Final month, the UN Refugee Company appreciated the Philippines for its “prompt action and initiative to welcome forcibly displaced Afghan nationals.”