The city of Montpellier (Hérault) will welcome 50 Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban. They should arrive in the next few days. On France Bleu Hérault, the mayor Michaël Delafosse (PS), who had started discussions with the state services, indicated that he was currently looking for solutions in town to accommodate them.
“We are looking at unoccupied buildings, some of which were doomed to destruction,” said the elected official. We roll up our sleeves, we do our duty. As this country has done, more or less well, for the Spanish Republicans or for those who have fled tragedies. Montpellier, like other cities, must be alongside France. Because we are France, we must welcome those threatened by religious fanaticism. “An approach made” within the framework of the law “, assures the city councilor.
2,500 people evacuated
The mayor also said companies have said they are ready to “help” if some refugees want to work.
Prime Minister Jean Castex recalled this Thursday morning on RTL that “around 2,500” people had been evacuated since the capture of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15, French nationals, but especially “Afghans who brought, in one way or another, their support for the army, etc., and families, artists, journalists… ”The French evacuations will end on Friday evening.