Kabul: The US Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoting resettlement organizations that the behavior of some Afghans who were transferred to the United States during the withdrawal of American soldiers has been described as inappropriate.
In a report that has not yet been published, but parts of which have been made public by Fox News, the State Department Inspector General says that the settlement of 72,000 Afghan refugees has been the biggest challenge for refugee settlement organizations in the US.
The review by the inspector general looked into the resettlement of tens of thousands of evacuees who were granted humanitarian parole to enter the U.S. after the withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021. The inspector general’s office found that the nine groups faced a slew of issues and challenges with such an undertaking.
“For example, some staff reported experiencing inappropriate behavior from Afghan clients unaccustomed to the norms of U.S. society,” the report said.
Agencies reported that some parolees refused to work with female case managers or issues of verbal abuse from Afghans, mostly those who were upset or frustrated by the process.”
“Many parolees had very high expectations and did not understand the role of local affiliates and would become frustrated with services and housing,” the report said.
The agencies recommended to US government to take measures including “standardized minimum requirements for cultural orientation that emphasize self-sufficiency, manage expectations, and convey U.S. societal expectations for behavior.”