Abena Oppong-Asare

Afghanistan advice and support

Updated Friday 03 September 

Please find below the latest information I have sent to constituents with family members still stranded in Afghanistan:

I want to pass on the latest guidance I have for those who are stranded in Afghanistan and those who have already fled the country.  Some of this may not be new to you, but please read this email carefully to ensure you have all the information that is currently available.

The UK evacuation operation from Afghanistan has now ended.  Anyone attempting to leave Afghanistan should carefully consider the risks of travelling, as the Foreign Office is not currently providing advice on the safety of leaving the country by any route.

Those looking for support from the UK can register their families’ details in the following ways.

British Nationals:

Afghan Nationals who have worked for the UK (ARAP scheme):

Other Afghan Nationals:

The UNHCR has provided some advice on their website for those who remain in Afghanistan and need humanitarian support. They have also provided links to evacuation and relocation programmes that have been announced by different countries. You can find this information at:

UNHCR operates a Protection helpline for people in Afghanistan, which can be contacted at:

  • Phone: 0790691746 and 0704996168 (available on all working days)
  • Email: afgkaprt@unhcr.org

For those who have managed to leave Afghanistan, information on the support available in the country they have reached can be found at:

Please rest assured that I will keep you up to date with any new information I am given and with any responses I receive from the Home Office, the Foreign Office, or the Ministry of Defence.

Your family are constantly in my thoughts.  I hope you are all keeping safe.