165 more Nepalis rescued from Afghanistan arrive home

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Kathmandu: One hundred and sixty-five Nepalis who were rescued from Afghanistan arrived home on Friday. Afghanistan was recently taken over by the Taliban.

They boarded a regular Kuwait-Kathmandu flight of Jazeera Air. Other nine rescued Nepalis would arrive in Kathmandu on Friday night, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They worked for various diplomatic missions in Kabul and also at jobs in the informal sector.

So far, a total of 461 Nepalis were rescued from Afghanistan and brought back home.

The rescued ones, who arrived in Kathmandu, have been managed Covid-19 tests and other health checkups at a holding center of Samakhusi. The holding center is run by the government in coordination with the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre, said the Ministry.

Till 5 pm on Friday, 310 Nepalis who were stranded in Afghanistan registered their names and details in the web portal of the Department of Consular Services, a required process for their rescue and repatriation to their home country, said Hari Chandra Ghimire, Chief of Central Asia, West Asia, and Africa Division, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The rescue operation has taken place on the basis of the registration of the stranded Nepalis in the web portal and their details given by the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi and the situation center. Friendly nations have helped in the rescue of the stranded Nepalis by sending their flights to Kabul.