700 members of the Afghan Olympic community still at risk

More than 700 members of the Afghan Olympic community are still in danger, the IOC announced on Tuesday, calling on the international community to unite. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said in a statement that “Shelter with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), various NGOs and sports organizations, more than 300 members of the Afghan Olympic community.” “However, there are still more than 700 people at risk in the country, mainly women and girls playing sports, as well as defenders of women’s sports”, she added.

Soon after the Taliban’s return to power, the IOC worked with national committees and international federations to notably infiltrate. “Women and Young Girls”. On 8 September, the Olympic body announced that there were Afghan participants in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. “out of the country”, as well as two athletes aiming to qualify for the Beijing Winter Olympics, and “A significant number of members of the Olympic community” By integrating families and officials.

“The aid campaign continues, with a good number of National Olympic Committees, aided by their government, providing invaluable assistance in this area”, The IOC said on Tuesday, citing Qatar, Pakistan, Iran, Canada, Australia, Poland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Argentina, Switzerland and specifically Germany. The IOC said it was still doing everything possible to evacuate members of the Afghan Olympic community to safer countries in Afghanistan. Also, they decided to create a humanitarian fund to support the many people who had to live in Afghanistan and who are bearing the full brunt of the humanitarian crisis affecting the country.

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During the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees held in Crete this week, the IOC called on all national committees to contact their government to obtain more humanitarian visas, to allow evacuation. In response to this call, the IOC immediately received “Multiple commitments that make it possible to intensify efforts to aid the nearly 700 people still in Afghanistan”.

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