A highlight from U.S. Aims To Reunite Afghan Children Separated From Families During Evacuations

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In the rush to escape the taliban takeover in afghanistan hundreds of children ended up getting separated from their families. Many are now in transit centers at military bases in cutter and germany. The us the u. n. And other aid. Groups are trying to reunite them with relatives secretary of state. Anthony blinken visited with some of these young afghans in germany. Here's npr's michelle kellerman about twenty. Five teenagers are doing artwork kicking the soccer ball or playing volleyball in a fenced off. Area of ramstein airbase which now houses. Eleven thousand afghan refugees captain morita. Andy goce is showing lincoln around the tents for unaccompanied teenagers and young adults. Yes we ask them what they wanted to call the camp and they called it. Angel guarded my name. Is tony. nice to see all of you how are you. They know only a couple of words of english and then switched to dari speaking through an interpreter. Twenty one year old fatullah says she was separated from her mother who still stuck in kabul which is why she didn't give her last name. Fatullah made it out and gathered some of the other younger girls under her wing. Don't don't oddly very difficult to get to the airport. Because everyone was danger waiting for them. She was telling me that the bullets were flying left and right from the us. They've been processed for resettlement and one thirteen year. Old boy is among those heading soon to the us capital on dec. washes tend to see. I want to tell you that. Many many many americans are really looking forward to welcoming you and having you come to the united states and And be part of our country but here at ramstein and earlier in doha secretary. Blinken heard many concerns about those left behind. Were also going to be trying to help. People who are still in afghanistan Your family's your friends that will require the taliban to keep their pledge to allow people to leave afghanistan blinken and his german counterpart heiko maas gathered more than twenty foreign ministers for a virtual meeting to try to get everyone on the same page. The taliban seek international legitimacy and support any legitimacy. Any support will have to be earned. And we've heard that across the board but the talibans action so far and the government. They've announced leave little room

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