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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 41339, tabled on 18 August 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have qualified for relocation under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme up to 18 August 2021.

Answered on

9 September 2021

Operation PITTING saw the evacuation of many thousands of people from Afghanistan, beginning on 17 August and concluding on 28 August.

Prior to Operation PITTING, an estimated 2,000 Afghans eligible for relocation under the ARAP scheme were welcomed to the UK since the launch of the scheme in April 2021.