Bishop of Durham asks about Afghan refugee resettlement

The Bishop of Durham received the following written answer on 30th March 2023:

The Lord Bishop of Durham: To ask His Majesty’s Government how many of the 22 individuals granted resettlement through the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme Pathway 2 in 2022 are currently residing in the UK.

Lord Murray of Blidworth (Con): We are pleased to have now welcomed the first arrivals to the UK under ACRS Pathway 2, and we will continue to welcome many more people as we receive further UNHCR referrals.

At 23 February 2023, we have brought c.24,500 Afghans to safety in the UK. More information on arrivals can be viewed at: in a new tab)

All the 22 individuals granted resettlement through ACRS2 are residing in the UK – under pathway 2 individuals are granted leave once they arrive in the UK.

Statistics on individuals resettled or relocated under the Afghan schemes is available in the Immigration System Statistics, year ending December 2022(opens in a new tab) release.

(NB. Data correct as of 31st December 2022 and was released 23rd February 2023).


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