Around 15,000 evacuees from Afghanistan are awaiting onwards travel at the Ramstein US Air Base in Germany, the base’s Public Affairs Office (PAO) said on Monday.
Ramstein is one of the largest US airbases outside America, and has been transformed into a temporary transit point for evacuees to the US.
As of 7.30 a.m local time (1.30 a.m. ET) Monday, approximately 100 US Air Force aircraft have arrived at the base. Within the next 12 hours, approximately 1,700 more evacuees are expected to arrive.
More than 8,000 evacuees have departed on approximately 38 flights from Ramstein Air Base to their resettlement locations, the majority of which are in the US.
Within the next 12 hours, more than 2,000 evacuees are expected to depart Ramstein Air Base, according to the PAO.