Since the Taliban seized power, many people in Afghanistan have been threatened and persecuted due to, among other things, their efforts to promote democracy and human rights, their cooperation with Western states or international organisations or based on their gender or sexual orientation.

The German Government therefore informed more than 37,000 Afghans especially at risk and their eligible family members that they would be admitted to Germany. In particular, these include over 24,000 former Afghan local employees and their family members as well as more than 12,000 Afghans who have been identified by the German Government with the help of civil society as being especially vulnerable and are at great personal risk due their commitment to a democratic Afghanistan.

During the last few months, the German Government has been cooperating with civil-society organisations to establish a federal admission programme in order to make it possible for more especially vulnerable Afghans and their families to be admitted to Germany.

The implementation of the programme is about to start. This website provides information from the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community and the Federal Foreign Office on the programme.