Afghan evacuation continues

Efforts continue to evacuate UK nationals, Afghan citizens who helped our armed forces, and their families. Although what is happening in that country is a tragedy, we owe thanks and should give credit to the military personnel and officials who are in the country, risking their own lives to try to get our people and those to whom we owe a debt out while protecting us against any hostile agents who DAESH or other terrorist groups may try to slip in among the genuine refugees.

  • It is vital that the international community comes together to agree a joint approach to respond to the situation in Afghanistan going forward, but the immediate priority remains the safe evacuation of British citizens and Afghan staff. 
  • More than 12,000 people have been evacuated and more than 7,300 eligible local staff and their families have been welcomed to the UK as part of the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy since 14 August.
  • However, the security situation in Afghanistan remains volatile and the UK intelligence services are saying that there is an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attack. The travel advice has changed and is advising against travel to Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. People in the area of the airport are now being advised to move away to a safe location and await further advice.


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