Doug Beattie MC MLA has welcomed confirmation that NI will join with the rest of the UK in the resettlement of Afghan refugees.
Doug Beattie MC MLA said;
‘I’m pleased to have confirmation from The Executive Office via an answer to an Assembly Question which I tabled, that Northern Ireland will play its part in the resettlement of Afghan Refugees in the UK.
“NI will accept 840 vulnerable Afghans under the ‘Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy’ and ‘Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme’ with 360 expected over the next year.
“The UK owes a debt of honour to those Afghans who worked with the UK and supported the British Armed Forces and I look forward to welcoming them to NI.”