Afghan refugees board a bus taking them to a processing centre upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in the US state of Virginia on Saturday. Photo: Reuters Afghan refugees board a bus taking them to a processing centre upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in the US state of Virginia on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Afghan refugees board a bus taking them to a processing centre upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in the US state of Virginia on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

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How US exit from Vietnam offers hope for Afghan refugees’ ‘orderly departure’ past August 31 deadline – if the Taliban agrees

  • Advocates say an ‘orderly departure programme’, like the one previously run in Vietnam, could offer safe passage out of Afghanistan for would-be refugees
  • History shows there are both promises and pitfalls. And the Taliban looks increasingly wary of allowing a longer-term evacuation to take place

Topic |   Afghanistan after the US withdrawal
Afghan refugees board a bus taking them to a processing centre upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in the US state of Virginia on Saturday. Photo: Reuters Afghan refugees board a bus taking them to a processing centre upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in the US state of Virginia on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
Afghan refugees board a bus taking them to a processing centre upon arrival at Dulles International Airport in the US state of Virginia on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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