Afghanistan: Refugees

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd May 2022.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan refugees are housed in (a) Service Family Accommodation and (b) Service Living Accommodation.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Government's aim is to provide long term, settled accommodation in local communities for Afghan families as they build new lives in the UK. As part of its contribution, the Ministry of Defence is helping to settle Afghans by making available 550 Service Family Accommodation homes to Local Authorities as a temporary measure. As of 18 May, Local Authorities have leased 55 of these homes, and 52 are now occupied by Afghan families. These are in addition to the 1,014 ARAP families, comprising 4,373 Afghans, who have now settled in permanent accommodation.

The ARAP Scheme does not offer Single Living Accommodation for individuals relocated to the UK.

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