NewsNational News


WATCH: President Biden gives an update on situation in Afghanistan and Hurricane Henri

Joe Biden
Posted at 1:58 PM, Aug 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-22 16:48:23-04

President Joe Biden provided an update on the administration’s response to Hurricane Henri and the evacuation of American citizens and refugees from Afghanistan.

The president spoke at 4 p.m. Sunday. Watch it in the media player below:

He's also meeting with his national security team. And Afghanistan will be the chief topic of discussion when leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, including Biden, meet virtually on Tuesday.

Biden administration officials say the U.S. military is considering “creative ways” to get Americans and others into the Kabul airport for evacuation from Afghanistan amid “acute” security threats.

The Pentagon has ordered six U.S. commercial airlines to help move evacuees from temporary sites outside of Afghanistan.

Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.

You can also catch News 5 Cleveland on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, DIRECTV NOW, Hulu Live and more. We're also on Amazon Alexa devices. Learn more about our streaming options here.