NS British Government announced on Tuesday that it would “long-term” 20,000 . ready to host afghan refugee, a few hours before a special emergency debate on the crisis caused by return of taliban to power.
“We owe all those who worked for us Afghanistan A better place in the last twenty years. Many of them, especially women, urgently need our help,” the Prime Minister said. boris johnson, quoted in a statement from the Ministry of the Interior.
johnson declared himself “proud that United Kingdom It has been able to create a way to help them and their families live in complete safety. United Kingdom“.
The head of government will introduce a new reception device on Wednesday House of Commons.
The ministry said the initiative is expected to attract 5,000 Afghans in the first year who are “at risk from the current crisis”, in particular women, girls and religious minorities.
Although the statement does not give an exact timetable, it is inspired by a program for Syrian refugees that allowed the establishment of 20,000 people over seven years from 2014 to 2021.
new tool for Afghanistan is added to a program which is known as Arabicintended for Afghan personnel employed by United Kingdom, like interpreters.
NS United Kingdom Has deployed about 900 military personnel in accept To ensure the evacuation of its citizens and its local employees.
Some 520 British citizens, former employees Afghan and the diplomats have left Afghanistan Since last Saturday, in military flights.
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