Helping citizens and our Afghan friends
If you have read previous posts from me I think you know how I feel about the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and the urgent need to help our Afghan translators and assistants get out of the country, along with their immediate families.
Every night I seem to receive another cry for help from inside the country. Last night I learned of a spouse (with a valid US visa) of a US soldier. He is in the U.S. and she was sleeping on the ground outside of Kabul Airport, trying to get inside the gates. The chaos so far has prevented her from getting help.
For those of you receiving similar cries for help, here are two resources that MAY be of assistance:
The Department of State (DoS) is the lead federal agency for Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO). The DoS NEO hotline is effective. Contact information is:
DoS NEO Hotline is 1-888-407-4747 for CONUS and 1-202-501-4444 for OCONUS. E-mail: ACTF@state.gov
Additionally, the Department of Defense has established an Afghanistan NEO Call Center to assist the Afghanistan Coordination Task Force with manifest and logistics support, (703) 693-0799 or e-mail: email@example.com.
We owe it to our fellow American citizens and Visa holders as well as those Afghans who served with us to do all we can to get them out of the country. Let’s do so!
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