CHARITIES CALL FOR STRONGER SUPPORT FOR UNACCOMPANIED AFGHAN CHILDREN

The Home Office is currently responsible for scores of unaccompanied minors who have fled Afghanistan following a Taliban resurgence.

Home Secretary Priti Patel announced last week that the UK would welcome 20,000 Afghan refugees over three years including 5,000 women and children this year.

According to the Ministry of Defence, 8,458 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan by the UK since 13 August.

However, charities including The Children’s Society have accused the government of “letting down children” and “denying them basic needs”.

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