Biden authorises $100 million in aid for Afghan refugees

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Washington – U.S. President Joe has authorised up to $100 million in emergency aid for refugees from Afghanistan.

The money, which comes from an emergency fund, will be used to meet the “unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs’’ people in the country, a White House statement said.

The funds will also be available to those who worked with the U.S. military on the ground in and who have applied for immigrant visas to the U.S.

Despite the recent territorial gains made by the Islamist Taliban, has announced that the Afghanistan mission will end on Aug. 31 – after almost 20 years.

The only U.S. soldiers to remain on the ground after that date will be those protecting the U.S. embassy.

Afghans employed by the U.S. military, such as interpreters, can apply for immigrant visas for the U.S.

According to experts, anyone known to have worked with the U.S. military faces repercussions from the Taliban once the U.S. withdrawal is complete.

The U.S. Department announced its intention this week to house a number Afghan former employees on a military base in the U.S. state of West Virginia.

The first resettlements are scheduled to begin at the end July.

Some 2,500 Afghans, including family members, are eligible. (dpa/NAN)