Resettlement scheme will save lives says Priti Patel

Home Secretary Priti Patel. Image: Gov.uk

Britain’s Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme will save lives, says Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The UK is working with international partners to develop a system to identify Afghans most at risk and resettle them, ensuring help goes to those that need it, the government announced on August 18.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said, “The UK government will always stand by those in the world in their hour of need when fleeing persecution or oppression.

“I want to ensure that as a nation we do everything possible to provide support to the most vulnerable fleeing Afghanistan so they can start a new life in safety in the UK, away from the tyranny and oppression they now face.

“Our country has a proud history of offering sanctuary to those in need. We will not abandon people who have been forced to flee their homes and are now living in terror of what might come next. The Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme will save lives,” she added.

The government maintains that the new route will not compromise on national security and any person arriving on the route will have to pass the same strict security checks as those resettled through other schemes.


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Deirdre Tynan

Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.

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