Joint appeal by NGOs to cabinet about Afghanistan
The cabinet is abandoning Afghans who risk their lives, wrote a group of NGOs, including WO=MEN. The organizations made an urgent appeal to the cabinet to take responsibility for the Afghans who have worked for Dutch NGOs, media and other organizations.
"The cabinet has chosen to only help Dutch citizens and residents, defense interpreters and their family members to come to the Netherlands, thereby ignoring all other requests for help," said the group of social organizations. "We call on the cabinet to no longer be guided by images and fear, but to take responsibility. Follow the wishes of the House, carry out the motion Belhaj et al. and bring interpreters and other groups who have worked for the Netherlands and for the larger mission that the Netherlands stands for to the Netherlands as quickly as possible in safety.'