There’s growing evidence of a lack of support for Afghans who’ve arrived in Britain. Organisations supporting them say they fear many will have to live in hotel accommodation for up to a year. Schools have begun trying to help where they can. Watch as the BBC's Home Editor, Mark Easton, visits a school in London that is providing a temporary class for some of these teenagers - and finds out what it means to them.
Some of the nearly 13,000 Afghan refugees being processed and housed at Fort McCoy have started to depart the military facility this week. "We are told we should be getting a family of three maybe tomorrow or within the next couple days," said Hector Colon, president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services in Milwaukee.
A HOME Office minister claimed Afghan refugees could help to plug labour gaps blighting Scotland. The UK Government scheme to house 5,000 people fleeing the Taliban in the next 12 months alone has been branded “woefully inadequate” by SNP chiefs. But Victoria Atkins, the Home Office minister in charge of the resettlement scheme, has claimed it could be used to fill some of the tens of thousands of job vacancies in Scotland, such as in the NHS.
Councils and businesses across the UK are being urged to provide homes and jobs for Afghan refugees to help reduce the number of people stuck in temporary accommodation. Victoria Atkins, the minister for Afghan resettlement, admitted that the Home Office was “playing catch up” after the arrival of 15,000 refugees who fled the country.
In mid-August, as the Taliban took Kabul and thousands of desperate Afghans attempted to flee the country, the international sporting community became particularly worried about one group of athletes – the women’s national football team. Known worldwide as activists and symbols for equality, their lives were suddenly in danger.
British soldier hailed as hero for helping Spanish troops evacuate Afghan refugees in Kabul Airport chaos
Private Harry Dear, who speaks fluent Spanish, spent four nights shepherding those bound for Spain on to flights A British soldier who helped elite Spanish troops evacuate about 200 Afghan refugees from Kabul could be in line for a gallantry medal from the country where he grew up.
Azfaar says that all food shopping has to be done by female members of the family who can wear a veil to hide their faces An Afghan man who attended university in the UK says he has been forced to go “underground” in Kabul as he and his family fear they are targets for the Taliban.
WASHINGTON — The State Department's watchdog is opening multiple investigations into the end of U.S. diplomatic operations in Afghanistan, according to a letter the agency's Inspector General sent to Congress. Acting Inspector General Diana Shaw notified Congress of the probes on Monday. In her letter, she said her office will review the Special Immigrant Visa program, Afghans processed for refugee admission into the U.S., the resettlement of refugees and visa recipients and the emergency evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Kabul.
Almost two months after the last of the UK and US troops left Afghanistan, many groups live in fear. Afghans facing oppression from the Taliban are living in hiding, with one saying “there is no normal life” for them now. Tuesday marked 50 days since the last UK and US troops left the country.
Dozens of Airmen from the Iowa Air National Guard have been told that they will help re-settle Afghan refugees here in the United States. The 65 airmen will come from the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City and the 132nd Wing in Des Moines. Sign up for our Newsletters
Two 12-year-old best friends are fundraising to help Afghan refugees resettle in the UK. Jessie, from Hampstead, and Sophie, from Highgate, want to show refugees from Afghanistan – many who have fled poverty and violence – that they are welcome in this country. After witnessing some of the scenes on social media, Jessie and Sophie are now compiling care packages made up of day-to-day essentials including sanitary and hygiene products such as soaps, shower gels, toothbrushes and hairbrushes.
PETERBOROUGH - Parwaiz Hamidy’s two young sons are all smiles as they rush down a slide at a park in Peterborough, Ont. The boys and their parents are half a world away from the chaos of Kabul, having fled the Afghan capital two months ago with the hope of starting over in Canada.
Kabul [Afghanistan], October 19 (ANI): The Journalists Association has called on the international organizations which stand for freedom of media to support and back Afghanistan's media, saying that there is a lack of access to information despite the introduction of spokespersons to the government departments.
Boy, 16, charged with stabbing Afghan refugee student, 18, to death during fight on playing field in Twickenham is remanded in custody at Old Bailey
Hazrat Wali, 18, suffered stab wounds after 'row' near Twickenham playing field He was rushed to outer London hospital but was pronounced dead at 5.54pm Boy, 16, from Hammersmith and Fulham, was charged with murder on Friday Accused today appeared at Old Bailey by video-link to confirm his name
Hazrat Wali death: Boy, 16, in court accused of murdering Afghan refugee on playing field in Twickenham
Hazrat Wali, 18, of Notting Hill in west London, died in hospital after being fatally stabbed in Twickenham. A teenager has appeared in court accused of stabbing an 18-year-old Afghan refugee to death on a playing field. Hazrat Wali, of Notting Hill in west London, died in hospital after being attacked in Craneford Way, Twickenham, on the afternoon of 12 October.
A 16-year-old boy has appeared at the Old Bailey accused of stabbing a young man to death on a playing field in south-west London. Hazrat Wali, 18, from Notting Hill, died in hospital after being attacked in Twickenham on 12 October. The 16-year-old, from west London, was charged with the Afghan refugee's murder on Friday.
Afghan refugees in Richmond could face a six month wait to be rehomed, claims Richmond Park MP Sarah Olney. Richmond has committed to rehousing the refugees, however, the number of families remains unconfirmed and a lack of family-sized affordable housing is a major barrier to rehoming.
Representatives of 10 nations, Taliban to take part in Moscow format meeting; discussion likely on Afghan humanitarian crisis
Moscow [Russia], October 19 (ANI): Russia on Tuesday said that the representatives of 10 countries and a high-level Taliban delegation will take part in the Moscow-format meeting on Afghanistan. The meeting hosted by Russia will take place on Wednesday. During the meeting, the discussion will focus on the military and political situation in Afghanistan, the formation of an inclusive government and the international effort to prevent a humanitarian crisis, Sputnik reported.
Beacon: Welcome event for newly-resettled Afghan families INVERCLYDE Council is set to hold a 'welcoming new Scots' event at the Beacon for the newly-resettled Afghan families. It is set to take place on November 19. The council is also set to recruit five new people to bolster its team working to rehome and provide support to the refugees.