Afghanistan: Refugees

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 10th September 2021.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to extend further support to refugees in Afghanistan.

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

The UK is doubling its aid to Afghanistan to rapidly respond to the crisis, increasing support to £286 million this financial year. This includes £30 million for responding to the needs of Afghan refugees in the region, of which, £10 million has been made available immediately to humanitarian partners, such as the UNHCR, to enable essential supplies such as shelters to be despatched to the Afghan borders as well as setting up sanitation and hygiene facilities.

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