7th, Oct 2021
In September, Canada managed to evacuate 75% of the 1,250 Canadian citizens and permanent residents and 15% of the vulnerable Afghans.
After the withdrawal of US troops, Canada's foreign affairs department announced that around 950 people have been able to leave Afghanistan, including 440 Canadian citizens, 150 permanent residents, and 350 family members.
Canadian authorities did not specify how these people were able to leave Afghanistan, which is now under Taliban rule. Several tweets from Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau indicate that many people left on special charter flights to Qatar.
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