First group of Afghan refugees arrive in Kosovo

NEWS 30.08.2021 11:16
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Source: Zana Cimili

The first group of refugees from Afghanistan landed at Pristina airport and will be housed at a construction company camp in eastern Kosovo.

The 111 Afghans who worked for NATO in their country were flown into Kosovo from the Ramstein air base in Germany. The camp they are being housed in is owned by a US-Turkish company and is near the US Bondsteel military base.

The group were met at the airport by Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani, Prime Minister Albin Kurti and US Ambassador Phillip Kosnett.

The Kosovo authorities have agreed to provide housing for some 2,000 Afghans.