By mid-January, the federal authorities of Germany had issued an agreement to receive about 20.4 thousand Afghans who collaborated with the Germans and their families. In addition, a similar step has been taken for about 8,000 more“particularly vulnerable Afghans, as well as their spouses and children. The publications of the Funke media group report this on Saturday, January 22, with reference to the response of the German Foreign Ministry to a request from the Left Party faction in the Bundestag, Deutsche Welle reports.
Since May 15, 2021, more than 9,300 representatives of the local population who collaborated with the Germans and their immediate families, as well as persons under special threat, including human rights defenders and journalists, have arrived in Germany, it is indicated below.
Many of the persons in respect of whom consent was received left Afghanistan on their own and are in third countries, including Pakistan, the German Foreign Ministry said. However, thousands of Afghans who collaborated with the German armed forces, the ministries of foreign affairs and economic cooperation and development are still in the crisis-ridden state, the department's response says.