Plan to rehome 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan is backed by Wealden MP

The Government’s plan to welcome up to 20,000 refugees amid conflict in Afghanistan has been supported by the Wealden MP.

Nusrat Ghani said, “I welcome the Government’s commitment to resettling 20,000 Afghan refugees in the UK.

“It is vital that our international allies take a unified approach on Afghanistan, and I will continue to urge the Government to work with our international partners and set up a coalition to ensure that we live up to our responsibilities and everyone does their fair share in supporting Afghan refugees in their hour of need.

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“I am also incredibly proud to have received a positive assurance from Wealden District Council on the matter.”

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Leader of the council Bob Standley said, “I support any assistance the UK Government can give to Afghan citizens who helped the UK forces.

“Following the events in recent days they are now in danger and this country has a duty to give them assistance.”