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Tens of thousands of Afghans waiting to hear if they will be relocated to UK – 17 months after Taliban takeover

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Holly Bancroft
Social affairs correspondent
Sunday 22 January 2023 07:27 GMT
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Tens of thousands of Afghans are still waiting to hear if they will be relocated to Britain, 17 months after the Taliban takeover.

New figures from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) show that there are still 71,149 applications waiting to be processed under the Afghan relocations and assistance policy (ARAP).

The scheme was designed for Afghan citizens who worked for or with the UK government in the country.

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