Afghanistan crisis: Canada to accept 5,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by U.S. military

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino said on Tuesday that Canada had reached an agreement with the United States to accept 5,000 Afghan refugees evacuated by American forces. The U.S. and other Western nations, including Canada, have been scrambling for weeks to airlift hundreds of thousands of refugees seeking to flee the Taliban regime, after the U.S. began withdrawing its forces.

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