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Afghanistan: Balkan states ready to shelter refugees

Hundreds may be headed to Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia

17 August, 18:05
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, AUG 17 - Albania could give refuge to some 250 civilians, North Macedonia to around 390 and Kosovo is also preparing to receive an unnamed number of people fleeing Afghanistan, the portal Balkan Insight reported today. The three countries said the Afghan refugees will be accommodated temporarily until they are transferred to the US or third countries, the portal said.

In the previous days, political leaders in the three countries, including Albania Prime Minister Edi Rama, Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani and North Macedonian Prime MInister Zoran Zaev publicly confirmed they had accepted US requests to temporarily host civilians fleeing the Taliban. (ANSA).

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