Most evacuated Afghans have filed refugee applications in Poland

About 60 percent of around 1,000 Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan by Poland have filed for international protection in the country, a deputy interior minister has said.

Bartosz Grodecki told the commercial radio station RMF FM on Monday that after having received refugee status, they will undergo an adaptation programme.

The evacuees from Kabul are mostly former cooperatives of the Polish Military Contingent in Afghanistan and Polish diplomatic services.

Seventeen of them have already left the refugee centres for the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Estonia, Grodecki also said.

According to the deputy minister, the evacuees can count on a positive outcome of their international protection applications provided that their security screening is positive.

Grodecki also said he was aware that the Ministry of Family and Social Policy has been working on an adaptation programme for those who wish to remain in Poland.