Yesterday, I spoke in the House of Commons during an Urgent Question on the UK’s evacuation of people from Afghanistan.
On 24th May, the Foreign Affairs Select Committee published a damning report on the UK’s evacuations, aptly titled ‘Missing in Action.’ You can read the report here: https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/78/foreign-affairs-committee/publications/.
I am not only appalled at how poorly evacuations from Afghanistan were carried out last August, but also at the lack of action being taken by the Tories over those still living and at risk in Afghanistan.
There are huge delays by the Foreign Office and Home Office in responding to queries from MPs for help and advice for constituents who have family members at serious risk still in Afghanistan.
More needs to be done urgently to help those who are vulnerable. We need to learn the lessons of what happened last summer yes for Ukraine but also for what we do now to support those who worked with and helped the British in Afghanistan and to who we owe a duty of care.
You can watch my question here: