3 Sep 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban takeover ‘faster than anyone anticipated’, says Raab

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said there was widespread surprise at the speed of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, as he held talks on the crisis with officials in Pakistan.

Mr Raab said the UK would be giving £30 million in aid to neighbouring countries to help provide shelter and resources for tens of thousands of refugees who are expected to flee across Afghanistan’s borders.