The UK will provide vaccines against COVID-19 to Afghans coming to the country, the government said Friday.
“Additional healthcare, access to COVID-19 vaccinations and housing funding will be provided to support Afghans coming to the UK through the Afghanistan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) program,” the statement said.
The authorities of England, Scotland and Wales will have access to a £5m share in housing aid and support for arriving Afghans, the statement said.
So far, the UK has secured the evacuation of 1,615 people since Saturday, including 399 British nationals and their dependents, 320 embassy staff and 402 Afghan nationals under ARAP.
The UK is doubling the amount of humanitarian aid to the region, effective immediately to 286 million PS, and our new tailor-made resettlement scheme will be one of the most generous in British history, aiming to relocate up to 20,000 vulnerable Afghans, the statement said. .
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said they will focus on the evacuation of the Afghans who have risked their lives to support us over the past 20 years and to whom we owe so much.
“We will do everything we can to protect the most vulnerable in the coming days, weeks and months. That is why we are doubling our humanitarian aid to the region and setting up a new tailor-made resettlement plan to help 20,000 of the most vulnerable in need of refuge. have here in the UK,” he said.
The Taliban entered the capital on Sunday and declared victory over the government of Ashraf Ghani. Since then, chaotic scenes have emerged in the city, with people rushing to the airport to flee the country.