UK Gov't Pledge to Resettle 20,000 Afghans Slammed as ‘Not Meeting the Scale of the Challenge’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

UK Gov't Pledge to Resettle 20,000 Afghans Slammed as ‘Not Meeting the Scale of the Challenge’

The UK Parliament is being recalled from summer recess for Wednesday’s debate on a response to the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban capitalized on the withdrawal of US and NATO troops to carry out a lightning-fast advance. As the Islamist militant group entered the capital Kabul, Western nations stepped up evacuations from the country.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled the government’s plans to take in up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghans in the long-term as part of a resettlement plan following the takeover of the South Asian country by the Taliban* militant group.

The government will relocate up to 5,000 Afghans in the UK in the first year, according to the scheme, with women, girls, religious and other minorities deemed to be most at risk of human rights abuses given priority, according to Sky News.

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