U.K. to Pay for Refugees’ Shelters in Countries Neighbouring Afghanistan

Britain said that it will provide 30 million pounds, or $41 million, to financially aid countries close to Afghanistan to shelter thousands of refugees who fled the Taliban-ruled country. 

Arabnews.pk reported that the British government immediately procured 10 million pounds for U.N.H.C.R. and other charitable groups to arrange a sanctuary for the refugees by these nations’ borders. Meanwhile, excess funds will be distributed to the countries that took in a massive number of Afghan nationals to provide for their needs.

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said, “It is vital that we help those fleeing Afghanistan and do not allow the crisis there to undermine regional stability.”

The U.N.H.C.R. said that almost a million Afghans could leave Afghanistan by the end of the year, and most of those who left are reportedly heading to Pakistan. Tajikistan initially guaranteed to shelter 100,000 refugees, but the country would require help to accommodate everyone. 

Britain announced on August 18 that it would resettle some 20,000 refugees and 5,000 of them within 12 months. 

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