France flew 5 Afghan girls who had been “threatened by the Taliban” from Pakistan to Paris, the place they have been as a result of arrive on Monday, French immigration authority chief Didier Leschi informed AFP.
By presidential order, “particular consideration is being paid to girls who’re primarily threatened by the Taliban as a result of they’ve held necessary positions in Afghan society… or have shut contacts with Westerners. That is the case for 5 girls who will arrive in the present day,” Leschi mentioned.
The ladies embody a former college director, an ex-NGO advisor, a former tv presenter, and a instructor at a secret faculty in Kabul.
One of many girls was accompanied by three youngsters.
The ladies had been unable to go away Afghanistan on airlifts to Western nations when the Taliban returned to energy in 2021.
They fled to neighbouring Pakistan the place they sought non permanent refuge. From there, the French authorities organised their evacuation, Leschi mentioned.
As soon as they arrive in France, they are going to be registered as asylum seekers and given housing whereas their purposes for refugee standing are thought of, Leschi mentioned.
He additionally mentioned that such evacuations have been “more likely to be repeated” for different Afghan girls with an analogous profile.