More than a week after the Taliban took control of the capital, thousands have been waiting for a chance to survive on planes from Kabul International Airport.
British forces continue to expel British and Afghan nationals eligible to travel to the United Kingdom.
Here, some of those who came to the UK tell the BBC their stories and the circumstances in which they lived before they came.
“They will kill you.”
Bimana Azad has been living in the UK since she was three years old. She is now 30 years old.
Bimana, a councilor in Harrow in north-west London, was visiting his family in Kabul when the Taliban captured the capital.
When Assad received a call from the British embassy, claiming she was being evicted, she immediately went to the airport. But as the roads were blocked by cars she had no choice but to leave the car and cross the traffic and head towards the airport on foot.
She said: “Then I saw hundreds of people running towards the airport from the street and walking away from their cars, and shopkeepers on both sides of the street came out to see the panic and confusion among the people going to the airport. The Taliban caught you, they will kill you, you better run fast.”
Finally, Bhimana Azad found a gathering place for the British, but it was said that it was too late and the authorities left before the young woman could reach the place.
She says, “I was standing in the street, looking at my phone and going to charge it, wondering between me and myself, what would happen if my phone went off now, I have no embassy standing here The Taliban are advancing in this area, I felt I had to go home, to a safe place.
When Gareth Thomas, a Member of Parliament representing her region in London, and the British Foreign Office were called, a local family greeted her at their home and allowed her to charge her phone.
Azad said: “The family was very nice and they took me back to their safe assembly point in their car. I sighed with relief. “
Most of us Tears welled up“
Hasina Saeed, an Afghan businessman and activist, said she was “relieved” that the flight was taking off from Afghanistan.
He said he quickly fled the country because the situation there was “completely unpredictable”.
Syed arrived at the airport with his Afghanistan passport and British driving license, and her husband and children were in the UK.
When asked how the weather was on the BBC 2 Newsnight flight, she replied: “Everyone was upset, most of us in tears.”
He continued: “The British forces provided the passengers with bottles of water and food. Their assistance in calming their behavior and crying children was very touching.”
She says women in Afghanistan “hope to leave the country for fear of being arrested by the Taliban.”
During a Taliban press conference on Tuesday, he said that for the first time since the capture of Kabul, “small changes that give us little hope” appeared in their rhetoric.
“We are lucky”
Karkasht Hedai, a British Afghan who served in the US military, fled to the UK about six months ago, but returned to Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power.
He was told he would be evicted, but his wife did not have dual citizenship and was initially not allowed to leave, but the decision was later changed, but his wife fought until he arrived at the airport complex in Kabul to meet him and his children, who are also UK citizens.
“The situation was very bad because we were inside the premises and we could see fights and fights and shootings. She was crying badly. When we met her again on the premises, a British officer also broke down in tears.”
Heidi described the flight to the UK as “chaotic”.
“The plane was so crowded that even one of my kids sat on the ground,” he said.
He and his family were in isolation in Manchester, northern Britain, when they spoke to BBC News. “I feel good, we are safe, we are going to start anew in the UK,” he said.
“We’m lucky because we escaped, and many more need help.”
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