Refugees: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the (a) administration of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme and (b) routes by which people are able to access the scheme.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) commenced on 6 January 2022, providing up to 20,000 women, children and others at risk with a safe and legal route to resettle in the UK.

Eligible individuals can be referred onto the Scheme in one of three ways, as set out in the policy statement on eligibility for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme of 13 September 2021. We are working at pace to prepare to receive the first referrals under Pathways 2 and 3, so individuals affected by events in Afghanistan can safely arrive in the UK and rebuild their lives.

It is therefore too early to make assessments on the impact of the Scheme.

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