On Tuesday, Uganda announced it had agreed to take in temporarily 2,000 Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban’s control after they overran the country.
The east African nation has long hosted refugees fleeing conflict and currently hosts about 1.4 million refugees, most of whom are from South Sudan.
“The U.S. government made the request yesterday to H.E. (President Yoweri Museveni) has gave them OK to bring 2,000 (Afghan) refugees to Uganda,” Esther Anyakun Davinia, Uganda’s junior minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees
“They will remain here temporarily for three months before the U.S. government relocates them elsewhere.”
When they would start arriving was unclear.
Albania and Kosovo have also agreed to temporarily accept Afghan refugees from the United States.
U.S. officials have requested that Albania and Kosovo temporarily take in Afghan refugees seeking visas to enter the United States, the two countries announced on Sunday.