I spoke to openDemocracy about their latest investigation which revealed that 99% of calls to the UK’s Afghanistan helpline were never answered. I told them that the public has clearly been misled about the extent of government action, as what the government said they were doing to support evacuation efforts simply does not match up with reality.
Added to the fact that the government has failed to open the already-meagre Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme, this is just more evidence that they aren’t living up to our obligations to the people of Afghanistan.
From my own experience of trying to support constituents with affected family members during the evacuation, there was chaos at every turn.
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