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Philippines committed to admit more Afghan refugees


Nepalnews
2021 Sep 25, 19:20, Manila
File photo: A man walks with a child through Fort Bliss' Doña Ana Village where Afghan refugees are being housed, in New Mexico, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. The Biden administration provided the first public look inside the US military base where Afghans airlifted out of Afghanistan are screened, amid questions about how the government is caring for the refugees and vetting them. (AP Photo)

The Philippines is set to welcome additional refugees from Afghanistan after the country has already admitted a "substantial number" of Afghan refugees, Foreign Affairs Minister Teodoro Locsin told Sputnik.

"Yes, we are committed to accepting more," Locsin said on Friday when asked whether the Philippines is prepared to accept refugees from Afghanistan.

"We already took in [Afghan refugees working] for the Asian Development Bank, the Afghan national employees. We took them in. We couldn't get them all in because it was hard to get them out of their homes with safety. I cannot mention how many. It was quite a substantial amount of number of families," he added.

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