20000 Afghanistan To be Given Refuge in UK – Some 20,000 Afghans are to be welcomed to the UK in coming years as the government unveiled the details of a scheme to provide sanctuary for those most at risk of persecution by the Taliban.
20000 Afghanistan To be Given Refuge in UK
Boris Johnson has promised that up to 5,000 Afghans can find refuge in the UK this year, with up to 20,000 in the longer term.
The prime minister, who will address MPs on Wednesday on the crisis in Afghanistan, said: “We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have worked with us to make Afghanistan a better place over the last 20 years.
“Many of them, particularly women, are now in urgent need of our help. I am proud that the UK has been able to put in place this route to help them and their families live safely in the UK.”
However, opposition parties have said the plans do not go far enough and are too vague to make a difference.