The UK has managed to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Afghanistan following concerns over their safety amid the political unrest.
After the successful deployment of the UK troops to help with evacuation, 20,000 Afghans were safely brought to the UK following the Taliban takeover. A new scheme has already been set up to ensure the Afghan refugees are resettled in the UK.
At least 5,000 refugees with women, girls, and others taking the first priority, are expected to benefit in the first year of the scheme.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have worked with us to make Afghanistan a better place over the last twenty years,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a statement about the new Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme.
“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.”
According to Downing Street, the two leaders “resolved to continue working closely together on this in the days and weeks ahead to allow as many people as possible to leave the country.
Downing Street spokesperson added: “The prime minister stressed the importance of not losing the gains made in Afghanistan over the last 20 years, of protecting ourselves against any emerging threat from terrorism, and of continuing to support the people of Afghanistan.”
The prime minister is set to start a debate in the House of Commons about the current state in Afghanistan from today.
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