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Refugees: Afghanistan

Question for Home Office

UIN 48304, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve the adequacy and effectiveness of Operation Warm Welcome.

Answered on

21 September 2021

Operation Warm Welcome is the cross-Government programme of work for those we have relocated and resettled from Afghanistan.

It will ensure that all those relocated to the UK can access the vital healthcare, housing, education and support into employment they need to fully integrate into our society, including English language training for those who need it.

As part of Operation Warm Welcome, the Home Office are giving indefinite leave to remain to all those being relocated under ARAP and the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme. We continue to work with local authorities to source appropriate accommodation as quickly as possible for families already in the UK, with more housing being pledged every week and I urge every council across the country to contribute to this national effort.

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