9 Feb 2022

Thousands of Afghan evacuees stuck in hotels after fleeing to UK

Communities Editor

When the Taliban seized control of their homeland, thousands of Afghan evacuees, who once worked for the British, were promised sanctuary here in the UK.

We have been following their stories. Some have now been given homes and are starting to establish new lives here.

But thousands more are stuck in limbo, still living in hotel rooms with their dreams and aspirations on hold – at a cost to the government of millions of pounds a week.

We went back to find out how they are coping.

Producer: Hila May
Crew:  Leon Troth and Neil Corbett