Focus on Afghanistan: Netherlands worked day and night on evacuation
The Netherlands made every effort, together with allies, to ensure that evacuations took place smoothly. The local embassy team took a series of photos of the situation in Kabul.
The situation close-up
Caecilia Wijgers, Dutch ambassador to Afghanistan, is at the airport in Kabul. ‘The situation is very tense,’ she says. ‘And it’s getting tenser every day. We’re working here 24/7. The days and nights are very unpredictable. Sometimes big groups of people arrive at once and at other times it’s only a few – and we’re doing all we can to get everyone in on time. We’re working closely with other countries to do so.’
Photos from Kabul
Photos of the situation in Kabul, 24-26 August 2021.