Afghanistan: UK prepares to rehouse thousands fleeing country

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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan: UK prepares to rehouse thousands fleeing country” – below is their description.

As Afghans struggle to board planes out of Kabul, the UK government promises “one of the most generous resettlement schemes in our country’s history”.

But while a lot of the details are still to be ironed out, preparations are well underway for rehousing thousands of Afghan men, women and children – including many currently being put up in hotels and other temporary accommodation.

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