Why does Canada only accept refugee applications from Afghans applying from Afghanistan, thus requiring them to return to the country?

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The Canadian government have started processing the refugee applications for Afghanistan whose lives are being endangered by the increasing advances of the Taliban. According to immigration.ca:

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the Department of National Defence
(DND) are already identifying and helping those eligible for
resettlement to Canada. Operational teams from Immigration, Refugees
and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), GAC and DND are on the ground in
Afghanistan to support those efforts.

Canada’s immigration officials say they will immediately begin
processing individuals referred to them by GAC and DND under a special
immigration policy that will offer a path to protection in Canada for
those at risk due to their work for Canada during the war.

“I know first-hand about the important work of those who helped the
Canadian Armed Forces while Canada was in Afghanistan,” says Defence
Minister Harjit Sajjan.

“We owe it to those who served alongside our members in uniform to
make sure that they and their families are safe. That is why the
Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence have been
working with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada from the
beginning.

CBC News mentions that Canada only accepts refugees if applications are made within Afghanistan itself.CBC News.

Why does the Canadian government only accept refugee applications from Afghans applying from Afghanistan, thus requiring them to return to the country?

A lot of people who fled the country must return to their country endangering their lives in the process. Why does the Canadian government require that the applications be made from Afghanistan?

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