The British government wants to welcome 20,000 refugees

The British government wants to welcome 20,000 refugees

The fate of Afghan refugees divides the European Union. Meanwhile The words of Emmanuel Macron Calling for “Protect us from significant random migratory currents” Criticized on the left, the British government announced on Tuesday, August 17, that it would welcome 20,000 Afghan refugees. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil a device that will facilitate Afghan access to British territory on Wednesday morning for MPs whose summer vacation has been cut to discuss the issue in the House of Commons.

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We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have worked with us to make Afghanistan a better place for the past 20 years. Many of them, especially women, urgently need our help. “Boris Johnson said in a Home Office statement. He said to himself Across the channel, the United Kingdom is proud to be able to establish this path to help them and their families live in complete safety.

Preference for women and minorities

The new device is expected to welcome 5,000 Afghan nationals in its first year “Current crisis threatens”, Especially women, girls, religious minorities, says the home ministry.

The government did not say when it expects to receive 20,000 Afghans “Long term”, But it is inspired by a device that allowed 20,000 Syrian refugees to be installed in the seven years from 2014 to 2021. This is in addition to the ARAP program as an interpreter for Afghan officials working in the United Kingdom. According to government figures, 2,000 Afghans and their families have arrived in the UK since June 22 under the scheme, which is expected to resettle 5,000 former Afghan employees in the UK by the end of the year.

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The UK is deploying about 900 troops to Kabul to ensure the evacuation of its citizens and local staff. As many as 520 British nationals, former Afghan employees and diplomats have left Afghanistan on military planes since Saturday.

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American-British cooperation

Boris Johnson spoke Tuesday with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Integrated Approach” And hosts a virtual summit of the G7 (Germany, Canada, United States, France, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom).

U.S. President Joe Biden and Boris Johnson have already agreed in a telephone interview to attend the summit next week, the White House and Downing Street said in two statements.

Both have “Cooperation between the United States and the United Kingdom is welcomed.” In evacuation operations in Afghanistan in the service of the British Prime Minister. They also mentioned “The need for continued cooperation between allies and democratic partners” On the issue of the country, which is now in the hands of the Taliban, his part secured the position of US President.

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