Qatar has remodeled a facility initially constructed for the FIFA World Cup 2022 to be able to briefly home Afghan evacuees.
FIFA’s President Gianni Infantino has praised Qatar’s position in evacuating hundreds of Afghans from Kabul over the previous few weeks. Infantino made his remarks throughout a tour of one of many momentary housing models which Qatar has devoted for evacuees.
“The truth that Qatar opened its borders to the world is exhibiting what a welcoming nation that is,” the senior FIFA determine advised the press.
Infantino toured the newly-opened compound on Saturday, the place he visited Afghan evacuees, enjoying a sport of soccer and handing out presents. The compound was initially constructed for the World Cup 2022.
“The truth that this compound has been in a position to be remodeled into a house for the folks of Afghanistan for a transitional interval is one thing that after all fills us with pleasure,” mentioned Infantino.
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Commenting on the soccer group’s position in serving to Afghanistan throughout its newest disaster, Infantino mentioned that the business had already began to mobilise.
“I feel it is extremely necessary that the soccer group helps to offer new houses and new homes to these individuals who needed to go away their nation.”
Accompanying Infantino was Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary-Common of the 2022 Supreme Committee for Supply & Legacy, in addition to Qatar’s Assistant Overseas Minister Lolwah Al Khater.
Afghans of all ages on the compound appeared excited when Infantino arrived, dashing to take selfies with the senior FIFA consultant as kids acquired t-shirts and different presents from the Supreme Committee.
Qatar has been internet hosting hundreds of Afghans evacuated from Kabul within the weeks because the Taliban took over the capital metropolis. Many have fled the nation out of concern of dwelling beneath Taliban rule.
The Gulf state has managed to evacuate over 40,000 Afghans in complete, at the least half of whom continued travelling to different international locations.
Qatar is ready to host the World Cup subsequent yr, the primary nation within the Center East to take action.
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