Afghanistan: Refugees

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11 September 2023.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Security)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many eligible Afghan nationals under (a) Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy and (b) Afghan citizens resettlement scheme remained in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Pakistan as of 4 September 2023.

Photo of Leo Docherty Leo Docherty Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Given the sensitivity of the security checks element of the process, we are unable to give precise numbers of individuals at each stage of the process.

We recognise there is a desire to give specific numbers and details of each cohort and their positions throughout the process of resettlement. This is a dynamic picture, which changes daily. It would not be helpful for those in Afghanistan for us to give a running commentary on numbers, which could draw attention to those preparing to cross the border.

For Pakistan, as of 4 September, there are circa 2030 ARAP eligible individuals, and circa 700 eligible individuals under ACRS Pathway 3.

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