Afghanistan: Interpreters

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 13th September 2021.

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Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Conservative, Tatton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Afghan translators were used by the UK in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are unable to provide a precise figure for the number of translators who assisted the UK in Afghanistan over the last 20 years, in order to ensure they and their families' safety. Through the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), as of 28 August, 8589 Afghans who worked for us have been evacuated and are being resettled, including interpreters and their immediate families, enabling them to build new lives in the UK. The ARAP scheme is being accelerated for those staff still in Afghanistan.

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