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.’