Paul “Ben” Farthing is a former Royal Marine who is married to Norwegian Kaisa Marcus. He runs the animal protection organization Nowzad in the country in which he previously served.
Since the Afghan government collapsed and the Taliban took control, Farthing has fought to evacuate staff, their families, 140 dogs and 60 cats, in what he called “Operation Ark.” You must use a charter plane.
The group and the animals arrived at the airport on Thursday, but were turned away. Then they ended up in the chaos when a suicide bomber blew himself up and killed a large number of people at one of the gates, says Farthing. Twitter.
But the British Ministry of Defense confirmed on Friday that the government had given the green light for the charter flight.
Pen Farthing and his animals were helped through the system at Kabul Airport by British forces. They write that they are receiving support while waiting for the transfer Twitter.
His struggle to evacuate homeless animals sparked interest in Britain, but reactions as well. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said some Farthing supporters had arrested military leaders who should have been allowed to focus on the humanitarian crisis, he wrote. BBC.
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