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April 21, 2022

Volunteer attorneys needed to help Afghan evacuees stuck in limbo within Abu Dhabi camp

Jordan Jones went to the United Arab Emirates in late March, hoping to help Afghan judges, prosecutors and rule of law professionals who fled their country nearly eight months earlier.

These legal professionals had no idea if they would make it to the United States or another final destination. Along with thousands of other Afghan evacuees, they remain in limbo in Emirates Humanitarian City, a temporary camp in the capital city, Abu Dhabi, managed by the UAE government.

After arriving on U.S. and UAE evacuation planes—as well as aircraft chartered by nongovernmental organizations and private entities—these evacuees were finally safe, but they had little to no access to immigration services.

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