16 Aug 2021

Afghans relocated to UK fear for their families under Taliban rule

When the decision to begin the withdrawal from Afghanistan was announced in June, the government said it would rapidly accelerate applications made under its Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy – many by former interpreters for British forces.

The Ministry of Defence says more than 1,700 Afghan staff and family members have been relocated in the last few weeks. But some of those already resettled are fearful about what’s in store for their family back home.