A Third Betrayal Many of Germany's Local Hires Are Still Waiting To Be Rescued from Afghanistan

Germany pledged it would continue rescuing former local hires from Afghanistan, even after the airlift from Kabul ended. Yet despite the grave danger they are in, Berlin is failing to help them.
Afghan refugees at the American military base in Ramstein, Germany

Afghan refugees at the American military base in Ramstein, Germany

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Heiko Maas (left) with his Pakistani counterpart. The German foreign minister has pledged to do all he can for local hires left behind in Afghanistan, but little has happened so far.

Heiko Maas (left) with his Pakistani counterpart. The German foreign minister has pledged to do all he can for local hires left behind in Afghanistan, but little has happened so far.

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The reason that so few people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since the airlift is a mixture of the government in Berlin being overtaxed as well as a general unwillingness.
A woman speaking to a Taliban fighter in Kabul: The security situation in the Afghan capital is deteriorating by the day.

A woman speaking to a Taliban fighter in Kabul: The security situation in the Afghan capital is deteriorating by the day.

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