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Hundreds of Afghan refugees packed in Qatar refugee camp with one toilet, no facilities


A new video has surfaced showing hundreds of Afghan refugees packed in a camp in Qatar with only one toilet for all and no ventilation.

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Afghans board a British evacuation flight from Kabul. (Reuters)

Afghan refugees have been making a desperate bid to escape the Taliban rule over the week. A new video has surfaced showing hundreds of refugees packed in a camp in Qatar in deplorable conditions.

The video shared by Afghan news agency Asvaka shows hundreds of men and women living inside the refugee camp in Qatar where they have only one toilet. The enclosure also lacks an air conditioning system in the high-temperature conditions of Qatar.

Asvaka News has shared the video stating the refugees have claimed that they have no air-conditioning system and only one toilet and shower for the hundreds of them. There are no services available at their disposal.

Thousands of Afghans have been trying to flee Afghanistan the Taliban completed its takeover of the country on Sunday after they entered Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

Women have been seen throwing their babies over the barbed wires of the Kabul airport gates and pleading with the soldiers stationed inside to take their children. Most of the Afghans pleading for help at the Kabul airport are turned away with the countries prioritising their citizens for evacuation.

A day after the Taliban takeover, Kabul airport was a mirror of desperation from where videos emerged of hundreds of men and women running along a US Air Force jet trying to board the flight during takeoff.

Some managed to cling on to the wings and wheels of the US flight, only to fall to their deaths from the sky. The US Air Force had later found human remains on the wheels of the C-17 aircraft.

Meanwhile, the Taliban have agreed to allow “safe passage” from Afghanistan for those struggling to join a US-directed airlift from Kabul, President Joe Biden's national security adviser has said.

Jake Sullivan on Tuesday acknowledged reports that some civilians were encountering resistance - “being turned away or pushed back or even beaten” - as they tried to reach the Kabul international airport.

The White House has said 13 flights on Tuesday airlifted 1,100 US citizens, permanent residents and their families from the Kabul airport, adding that the pace was expected to pick up Wednesday and through the week.

Click here for IndiaToday.in’s complete coverage of the coronavirus pandemic.

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August 20, 2021, 4:00 am

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