Shabana Basij-Rasikh, the co-founding president of Afghanistan’s School of Leadership (SOLA) has stated in series of social media posts that, the students, staff and families have been evacuated to Rwanda in Africa following the recent take-over by the Taliban regime.
“Last week, we completed the departure from Kabul of nearly 250 students, faculty, staff, and family members… to the nation of Rwanda where we intend to begin a semester abroad for our entire student body,” Shabana Basij-Rasikh said.
She however clarified that their stay in the county is just temporal to ensure that, there is no disruption in the education of the kids. “Our resettlement is not permanent… When circumstances on the ground permit, we hope to return home to Afghanistan. For now, I request privacy for our community,” she wrote on Twitter.
Rwanda is not the only African country which received refugees since the chaotic scene in the war-torn country. Uganda also agreed to provide refuge for about 2,000 Afghans following an official request by the US government.
The countries Foreign Ministry earlier revealed that “the Government of the Republic of Uganda this morning received Fifty One (51) evacuees from Afghanistan who arrived aboard a privately chartered flight at the Entebbe International Airport.”
Do you think African countries are making the right decision by opening their arms for these refugees? Which advise would you give in such situation?