Thirty-five Afghan citizens, who were temporarily placed in North Macedonia, departed Thursday for Greece where they are provided permanent refuge, the Government said in a press release.
“The group includes human rights activists and women’s rights activists, as well as members of their families. Over the past period, our country provided temporary stay as part of an international humanitarian mission to help those employed in humanitarian, democratic and peacemaking international missions, activists from human rights organizations, translators, students and scholarship holders and their families who are now under threat of the new Taliban regime in Afghanistan,” reads the press release. A total of 407 Afghan citizens are currently staying in North Macedonia.
“The institutions are doing all they can to support them until we can get them transferred to their final destinations. International organizations are fully covering the costs,” says the Government.