| 23 May 2024, Thursday |

Abu Dhabi crown prince meets Afghan evacuees

Afghan families airlifted to the UAE capital as part of the mass evacuation after Kabul fell to the Taliban, were met by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Emirates Humanitarian City.

The evacuees are being held at the facility temporarily before they are taken to third countries, including the United States, state news agency WAM reported.

During a tour of the facilities, Sheikh Nahyan was briefed on the services provided to Afghan families under the supervision of US officials, who also briefed the crown prince.

He also ordered that all forms of assistance be provided to the Afghan nationals to ensure a comfortable and dignified stay in the city – adding that the UAE would remain committed to providing humanitarian support when needed.