A group of 27 Afghani citizens that had a temporary stay in North Macedonia, yesterday morning with the members of their families have left for Dublin, Ireland, their permanent residence, informed the Government of North Macedonia.
These people found a temporary shelter in Macedonia after they fled Afghanistan in August, when the Talibans took over the power in the country. These are people who have worked for the democratic institutions and international non-governmental organizations in Afghanistan and were under a threat from the new Taliban regime in that country. The expenses of their stay in North Macedonia were completely covered by the international organizations.
At the moment, there are 442 Afghani citizens residing in Macedonia, women and children from families of employees in humanitarian, democratic and peacekeeping international missions, activists from human rights organizations, translators, students.
The institutions, during their stay, have been providing the necessary support until a transfer to their final destination is secured. Macedonia is one of the 60 countries that have opened its doors to allow temporary shelter in order to save the lives of civilians from Afghanistan.