Another 273 Afghan refugees arrive in Portugal

Another 273 Afghan refugees have been given asylum in Portugal this week, bringing teh number of citizens who have arrived here since their country fell to the Taliban to 764. The latest arrivals were a further group of members of ANIM, the Afghanistan National Institute of Music. Portugal has pledged to help as many vulnerable Afghans as possible, particularly women active in human rights, journalism, music, sports, the law or in engineering – all activities that are impossible for them now in Afghanistan. The latest group will be temporarily housed in installations in the capital and later given ‘autonomous housing’, says a statement by the government.