UK getting 1,000 out a day from Afghanistan, Priti Patel says

Home Secretary Priti Patel has told the BBC that UK officials are working “around the clock” to evacuate British and eligible Afghan nationals out of the country.

“We have been getting out approximately 1,000 people, so far, a day,” she told BBC TV.

“We’re still bringing out British nationals… and those Afghan nationals who are part of our locally employed scheme.”

She also spoke about the announcement that the UK will take in up to 20,000 Afghan refugees in the coming years.

She defended the initial target of resettling 5,000 within the first year and said she had spoken with international partners – including the US and Canada – about how governments can work together.

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