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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (June 3, 2021)

Location: Throughout Afghanistan Event: New cases and deaths from COVID-19 have risen sharply throughout Afghanistan. Hospitals are reporting shortages of supplies, oxygen, and beds for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 related patients. U.S. citizens have reported being denied admittance to hospitals due to lack of space. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ...
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U.S. Embassy Prioritizes Special Immigrant Visas

The United States remains deeply committed to Afghanistan and will use its full diplomatic, economic, and assistance toolkit to support the peaceful, stable future the Afghan people want and deserve. We also have a commitment to Afghans who have worked for the U.S. government at great personal risk to themselves and their families.  This is ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (May 27, 2021)

Location:  Afghanistan Event:  Announcement by the Department of State on May 24, 2021 that U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to ...
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Renewed Call and Reward for Information on the Kidnapping of Cydney Mizell

Last week, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, through its Rewards for Justice (RFJ) office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a reward of up to $5 million dollars for information concerning the kidnapping of Cydney Mizell who went missing in Afghanistan in 2008.  The RFJ reward offer is for information leading to ...
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Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad Opening Statement for Afghanistan Briefing – As Delivered

Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and distinguished members of the Committee.  I welcome the opportunity to talk to you today about America’s strategy in Afghanistan and to update you on my recent discussions with partners in Kabul, the Taliban in Doha, and regional and international stakeholders.  As you know, President Biden made the decision to withdraw the remaining U.S. ...
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