Kim Kardashian has flown 30 Afghan girl footballers and their families from Pakistan to the United Kingdom.
The teenagers all feared for their lives after their cities were captured during the topping of the country’s government.
The girls and families travelled to Kabul to be evacuated to Qatar towards the end of August. They were on their way to the airport until security concerns forced them off the bus – the airport was struck by a suicide bomb a few hours later, killing more than 180 people.
Prime Minister Imran Khan granted personal permission for them to cross the border and were granted temporary Pakistani visas.
Once the UK government took notice and granted them visas, the group of 130 arrived in the UK early Thursday after being flown to Stansted Airport, London, from Pakistan – after Kardashian paid for an unscheduled, charter flight out.
The Leeds United Football Club Chairman Andrea Radrizzani has extended his full support for the girls and families as they settle into a new life in the UK.