The U.S. evacuated more than 3,200 people from Kabul, Britain nearly 2,400. Other countries are also evacuating Kabul airport.
According to Johnson, among the evacuees were interpreters, local staff, and other people.
He noted that Britain plans to relocate 5,000 Afghans under a new resettlement scheme “targeting the most vulnerable, especially women and children,” with “the potential to house up to 20,000 people in the long term.”
According to DW, the U.S. military has already evacuated more than 3.2 thousand people from Afghanistan by air. A White House spokesman said on condition of anonymity that only during August 17 there were 13 flights from Kabul and around 1,100 people were evacuated.
According to the Pentagon representative, the U.S. will soon be able to provide hourly departures of its aircraft from Kabul and remove 5 to 9 thousand people from the country every day. The goal is to evacuate about 30,000 Americans and their local aides.
Other countries are also evacuating from Kabul airport. As of the morning of August 18, the German military had evacuated more than 400 people at risk in Afghanistan.
The French government reported evacuating another 216 people, including 184 Afghans, from Afghanistan on Wednesday night.