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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 45307, tabled on 8 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of necessities and support being provided to UK nationals and their families who have been evacuated from Afghanistan through third party countries.

Answered on

16 September 2021

The former Foreign Secretary's visit to Pakistan and Qatar and Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon's visit to Tajikistan focussed on regional diplomacy and secured cooperation to support Britons and their immediate families. Four Rapid Deployment Teams have been deployed to countries neighbouring Afghanistan and to Qatar to ensure safe onward passage to the UK. We are providing consular assistance and are working, in collaboration with the Home Office, to support the return to the UK of British nationals from Afghanistan in neighbouring countries and elsewhere through assistance on border movement, travel documentation and transport.