Human Rights Watch claims that at least 2,400 Afghan asylum applicants are being detained arbitrarily in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Following the Taliban takeover of Kabul in August 2021, the adults and children being detained at a temporary facility in Abu Dhabi were removed from that city.
According to HRW, they were “stuck in limbo” and in “cramped, unpleasant conditions” with little chance of being relocated.
The UAE claimed there were bad conditions and asserted that it was collaborating with the US to complete the resettlement procedure.
A further 70,000 Afghans were evacuated straight to the US before American soldiers left Kabul, while more than 10,000 more Afghans who were flown to the UAE have purportedly been resettled in the US, Canada, and other countries.