High Level Resettlement Forum: Calls to Enable the Safe Passage and Protection of Afghans at Risk

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Ms Ylva Johansson , EU Commissioner for Home Affairs

Mr Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission

Ahead of the high-level Resettlement Forum which you have convened on 7 October, Amnesty International would like to share our assessment of the decisive actions that the EU and participating states need to take to enable the safe passage and evacuation of Afghans at risk from Afghanistan and its neighbouring countries. Whilst calling on you to do your utmost to secure pledges from participating states for much needed resettlement of refugees who come from Afghanistan and beyond, we urge you to ensure this event is a ground breaker for coordinated and sustained evacuations of Afghan nationals at heightened risk of retaliation by the Taliban.