Boris Johnson: UK to do 'everything possible' to resettle Afghans
Guardian, 07 Sep 2021
The prime minister said the UK government was still committed to helping Afghans who worked for the British, and it is working with partners in the region to try to secure their safe passage out of Afghanistan.
Johnson said: 'The UK is formally launching a separate resettlement programme, providing a safe and legal route for up to 20,000 Afghans in the region over the coming years, with 5,000 in the first year.'
Johnson also said sanctions could be imposed on the Taliban government if they did not keep to their commitments