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Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan is fast moving and uncertain with the current crisis unfolding.

On Wednesday 18 August, the Prime Minister announced that the UK would resettle a further 20,000 people fleeing the Taliban – 5,000 in the first year – as part of a new Afghanistan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme.

If you are in Afghanistan and do not feel safe:

Please visit the UK Government information page for the type of assistance offered and helpline numbers for British and non-British nationals still in Afghanistan.

UK government’s helpline numbers:

Non-British nationals in Afghanistan, or family members of non-British nationals in Afghanistan, in need of assistance call +44 (0)2475389980. This is a 24 hour a day service

British nationals, or family members of British nationals in Afghanistan call +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option “Consular services for British nationals” or email help@fco.gov.uk

Read the Refugee Council information summary on Support and information for people affected by the crisis in Afghanistan here.

Read the British Red Cross information page on Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan here.

Read the UNHCR Afghanistan information page on Help for refugees and asylum seekers here.

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