Protesters urge UK government to help Afghan refugees

Britain has said it will welcome up to 5,000 Afghans during the first year of a new resettlement programme that will prioritize women, girls and religious and other minorities, part of Western plans to help those leaving the country.

Former leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn said a cap on the number of people from Afghanistan being offered asylum from was “unthinkable and unacceptable”.

In the long term, the program aims to assist up to 20,000 people, the Home Office said.

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