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Refugees: Resettlement

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5491, tabled on 18 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of support among (1) businesses, and (2) individuals, in the UK for the resettlement of refugees, both by (a) returns to countries of origin, and (b) moves to third countries; and whether they will be publicising to UK businesses and individuals the opportunities to assist refugees wanting to return to countries of origin or move to third countries.

Answered on

1 February 2022

We are committed to supporting individuals to return to their country of origin, or other third countries where they hold valid leave to enter, through a dignified and compassionate approach.

The Voluntary Returns Service (VRS) work with a wide range of external stakeholders to promote the options that are available to individuals who may require tailored support to help facilitate their journey, such as medical needs, assistance with securing appropriate travel documents or financial support.

These external stakeholders typically include public bodies or third sector organisations who may signpost individuals towards VRS support, but could also include any other business or organisation who may encounter individuals requiring the support of the Service.

The VRS and our stakeholders will also signpost individuals towards resettlement support in the country of return where possible and appropriate.

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