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More than 100,000 Afghans apply for Australian humanitarian visas

The soaring demand for humanitarian visas to come to Australia highlights the “absolute horror” of the situation in Afghanistan, refugee advocates say.

More than 100,000 Afghans are estimated to have applied for a humanitarian visa to come to Australia since the fall of Kabul, officials have revealed to a Senate hearing.

  • Tom Stayner
  • SBS

The figure demonstrates the overwhelming demand from Afghans seeking protection still left behind following the Australian government’s evacuation mission in August.

Speaking before the Senate committee into Australia’s involvement in Afghanistan, Department of Home Affairs official David Wilden described the inundation of visa requests witnessed in…

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