Hundreds more Afghans and their families to be allowed to settle in UK

Sun Online Desk

31st May, 2021 03:35:23 PM printer

Hundreds more Afghans and their families to be allowed to settle in UK

 

Plans to rapidly relocate hundreds more Afghans who worked for the British military and UK government, mostly as interpreters, have been announced.

Including family members, more than 3,000 Afghans are expected to be allowed to settle in the UK, joining 1,300 who have already done so.

The decision comes amid fears for their safety as international troops prepare to leave the country.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it was "only right" to accelerate plans.

The government will have to work out ways to fly them out safely along with the remaining British troops. The government will also have to liaise with local authorities as to where the Afghan families will be located and housed back in the UK.

(BBC)


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