The UK Parliament has been recalled to discuss the Afghanistan crisis.
According to the Telegraph, Boris Johnson will deliver a statement to the House of Commons, unusually recalled during the summer recess for a one-day debate, about the situation in Afghanistan.
Home Secretary Priti Patel calls on Europe to help take in Afghan refugees.
Writing in The Telegraph, Ms. Patel said the UK would re-home 5,000 Afghan migrants in the first year and 20,000 in the long term, prioritising women and girls and religious and other minorities who face “tyranny and oppression” under the Taliban regime. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2021/08/17/priti-patel-calls-europe-help-take-afghan-refugees/?WT.mc_id=e_DM1479799&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_FAM_New_ES&utmsource=email&utm_medium=Edi_FAM_New_ES20210818&utm_campaign=DM1479799
“The UK Government will always stand by those who have had the lights switched off on their liberties,” said Ms. Patel.
Taliban insurgents entered Kabul on Sunday as the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter.
Chaotic scenes have taken place at Kabul’s airport as thousands of people are trying to board planes in order to leave the country on Sunday. Senior U.S. military officials say Kabul’s international airport has been closed to commercial flights as military evacuations continue.
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