A humanitarian flight carrying evacuees from Afghanistan has arrived in the Northern Territory.
The chartered Qantas flight arrived at the Darwin International Airport on Wednesday afternoon with around 160 Afghans on board.
They will now spend 14 days in quarantine in Howard Springs.
Chief Minister Michael Gunner welcomed the arrivals to the NT.
"The Territory will be a place of refuge for these people for the next 14 days while they quarantine at the Centre for National Resilience," Mr Gunner said.
"Many of these people fled with no personal possessions. We will make sure they are provided with fresh clothing and other items and ensure their stay in the Territory is a comfortable one.
"We have nothing but empathy for the people of Afghanistan."
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This is the first humanitarian flight to arrive in the NT from Afghanistan, with Perth and Adelaide also welcoming evacuees.
In a statement released today, Save the Children said they provided 1500 children and their parents with support packs as they arrived in Australia, with 200 already being delivered to Howard Springs.
Deputy CEO and Director of International Programs for Save the Children Australia, Mat Tinkler, said they wanted to provide evacuees with some bare necessities as many had to abandon all their personal possessions.
"We want to ensure the children and their families have some items to call their own as they begin their new life in Australia.
Save the Children has also offered to provide trauma-informed services to Afghan children and their families over the coming months.
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