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Philippines has began taking in Afghan refugees, says Locsin

Folks attempt to get into Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan Aug. 16, 2021, shortly after the Taliban has taken management of the capital. (REUTERS)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines began taking in Afghan refugees on Wednesday, together with girls and youngsters, in accordance with International Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.

However he mentioned additional data on the refugees won’t be made public for his or her security and privateness.

“We keep regular the place others waver: tonight we welcome Afghan nationals together with girls & children searching for refuge,” Locsin mentioned in a tweet.

“Our doorways are open to these fleeing battle, persecution, sexual abuse and dying,” he added.

“The matter is closed. We’re not fascinated about publicity or thanks. That is accomplished so one can have a look at himself within the mirror. Interval,” Manila’s prime diplomat mentioned.

“I don’t need baduy [corny] comparisons to well-known reduction actions previously,” he mentioned in one other tweet.

Locsin earlier affirmed that the Philippines could be prepared to simply accept refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan the place the Taliban had seized management over its capital.

Nevertheless, he mentioned the Philippines would solely soak up Afghan refugees and asylum seekers by means of a request from different governments.


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