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Some Afghan refugees to be housed in UK hotels for months

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Some of the 7,000 Afghan refugees who are currently being housed in hotels are likely still to be in emergency hotel accommodation by the end of the year, the head civil servant in the Home Office indicated under ques...

Afghan refugees in UK quarantine hotels treated like ‘prisoners’

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Afghans evacuated to the UK feel like prisoners after being left trapped in quarantine conditions longer than necessary, several of them have told the Guardian, prompting concern about their human rights and wellbeing...

Afghan refugees can soon expect Britain’s warm welcome to turn into cold comfort

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For a brief moment, it would appear that the UK isn’t quite so “full up”, as the government launches Operation Warm Welcome to relocate refugees from Afghanistan. As the name – evocative of bold military action in the...

‘We were very lucky’: Afghan refugees arrive in US, exhausted but relieved

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As he stepped outside the sliding doors at Virginia’s Dulles airport last Wednesday, Abdul Waris allowed himself a moment to smile in relief. It was his first time in the United States, and just days earlier he was at...

Germany warns EU against setting target of Afghan refugees

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Germany has warned fellow EU governments against following the UK’s lead in setting a target number of refugees from Afghanistan to be resettled in the union, claiming it will act as a pull-factor. Horst Seehofer, the...

Afghanistan’s neighbours offered millions in aid to harbour refugees

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Countries neighbouring Afghanistan have been offered millions in aid if they are prepared to temporarily harbour tens of thousands of refugees, prior to security checks clearing them for transit to Europe and the US, ...

Croatian police accused of pushing Afghan refugees back to Bosnia

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While the allied forces struggled to evacuate thousands of refugees from Kabul amid threats of Islamic State retaliation, the Croatian police are allegedly robbing and pushing back to Bosnia dozens of Afghans who have...

Afghanistan: what can refugees do now that UK evacuation is over?

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While the UK’s formal evacuation of its own nationals and Afghans seen as eligible to be taken out has ended, there is confusion over how many more people could have been taken – and what their options are now. Daar ...

Shoeless, shivering, passing out: Afghan refugees arrive in the UK

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They arrived shoeless and shivering, with some toddlers wearing the same nappies they wore when fleeing their homes days earlier. Volunteers have described the extraordinary dignity and stoicism of the Afghan refugees...

Fears grow for Afghan refugees stuck in ‘Kafkaesque’ Poland-Belarus standoff

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Fears are growing for a group of Afghan refugees who fled their country last month and made their way to Europe, only to find themselves marooned on the border between Poland and Belarus in a “Kafkaesque” political st...

Purple Sea review – panic and terror as Syrian refugees battle to stay afloat

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Powerful but painful to watch, this experimental documentary challenges viewers to avert their eyes from the tragedy unfolding before them. It consists almost entirely of footage recorded on a waterproof camera that w...

Hundreds of Britons offer to host Afghan refugees after fall of Kabul

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Hundreds of Britons have offered to host Afghan refugees in their homes since the UK government started evacuation flights after the fall of Kabul. In August, 998 people have signed up to be hosts with Rooms for Refug...

Attention turns to arriving refugees after Germany ends Afghanistan airlift

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Debate in Germany turned towards the politically fraught issue of what approach to take with refugees as the last German military aircraft carrying civilians from Afghanistan landed in Tashkent on Thursday. Germany’s ...

Afghan refugees arriving in the UK: share your experiences

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Afghan refugees have been arriving in the UK in an attempt to escape the Taliban as evacuations from Kabul airport enter their final phase. We would like to hear from refugees who have recently arrived about their exp...

Airbnb to help house up to 20,000 Afghan refugees

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Airbnb will help house up to 20,000 Afghan refugees, the company has announced, as part of its Airbnb.org charitable arm. The company will coordinate with Airbnb hosts who want to offer their homes to refugees for fre...

Afghan refugees likely to have problems finding suitable UK housing

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Afghan asylum seekers arriving in Britain could experience problems securing suitable housing after ministers ignored the advice of their own officials about how to increase the pool of available accommodation. Pressu...

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