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Refugees: Afghanistan

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2705, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to help recently arrived Afghan refugees culturally acclimatise and assimilate into the British population.

Answered on

28 September 2021

All those brought to the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) will have the right to work, access to education and healthcare and be able to apply for public funds. They will also receive comprehensive integration support as they start their new lives in the UK. The support provided for them will be similar to the commitments in the Syrian Resettlement Programme, with a complete package covering health, education and English Language support costs, and including cultural orientation to the UK.

We will be actively working with the private, voluntary and community sectors to harness a whole-of-society effort to address this challenge.

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