Uganda’s government have today Wednesday, August 25 morning received 51 evacuees from Afghanistan after weeks of waiting.
The refugees arrived aboard a privately chartered flight at Entebbe International Airport.
“The evacuees who included men, women and children underwent the necessary security screening as well as the mandatory Covid19 testing and the required quarantine procedures,” said Uganda’s foreign affairs ministry in a statement issued early August 25 morning.
The ministry further explained that it had become difficult to have some Ugandans stuck in Afghanistan onto the flight.
“Whereas it had been arranged for some Ugandans to travel on the above flight, due to the challenges of accessing the airport in Kabul, they were unable to make it. Arrangements are being made to bring them in the subsequent flight,” the statement further read.
According to foreign affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo, Uganda will host the Afghan refugees for about four months as requested by the US government.