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VOA/AFP | France, Britain to Call for Kabul 'Safe Zone,' Macron Says
Above all, such a safe zone would allow the international community "to maintain pressure on the Taliban," who are now in power in Afghanistan, the French leader added.

The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council -- France, Britain, the U.S., Russia and China -- will meet on Monday to discuss the Afghanistan situation.  

Paris and London will take the opportunity to present a draft resolution that "aims to define, under U.N. control, a 'safe zone' in Kabul, that will allow humanitarian operations to continue," Macron said.
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Speaking to reporters in Iraq, where he was attending a meeting of key regional leaders, Macron added that with help from Qatar, which maintains good relations with the Taliban, there was a possibility of further airlift operations.

He added that France had evacuated 2,834 people from Afghanistan since August 17.


COVID vaccination site opens at Dulles for arriving Afghans
A second mass vaccination site is expected open in the coming days for evacuees who will be arriving at the Philadelphia International Airport, according to a senior administration official who was not authorized to comment and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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intent on making sure that evacuees are vaccinated as soon as possible after arriving in the country and decided that the most efficient way to do so was to set up a [J&J/Janssen] vaccination site at Dulles Expo Center, where many of the arriving evacuees are receiving medical screenings and being temporarily housed before being transferred to military bases in New Jersey, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Texass.
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As of Aug. 20, about 1.2 million doses [WHICH VACCINE?] had been administered in Afghanistan, according to the World Health Organization.
community immunity baseline Wed Aug 18th, 2021
by Cat on Sun Aug 29th, 2021 at 05:13:58 PM EST

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