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More than 45,000 Australians stranded overseas registered for government help

The tightening of arrival numbers and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan have seen the number balloon in recent months

The number of Australians stranded overseas who need government help to return home has surged to more than 45,000, after a further tightening of arrival caps and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan.

While the register of stranded Australians was initially set up by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for those requiring assistance because of Covid-related travel issues, registrations from Australians left behind in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan have increased significantly since the evacuation mission ended late last month.

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