Afghanistan: A safe passage corridor for refugees must be secured

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the government to work with international allies to establish a safe passage corridor for all those in Afghanistan who need to flee the Taliban.

The corridor would connect Kabul to an international border and ensure people could leave the country if they cannot use Kabul airport.

Layla Moran MP, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, said: “It would be an unforgivable betrayal if Britain abandons the Afghan people to the barbaric terror of the Taliban.

Education spokesperson Layla Moran

“Britain must not allow another Saigon to happen on our watch.

“Safety from the Taliban should not just be foreign nationals, or the lucky few who made it in time to Kabul airport.

“A safe passage corridor must be secured immediately between Kabul and an international border. The strip of land must be a corridor secured by any means necessary, in partnership with our international allies and aid agencies.

“The safe passage corridor must be open to all those who need to flee the Taliban.

“If we do not act now, hundreds of thousands of innocent people will be tortured, enslaved and murdered at the hands of the Taliban.

“We cannot let the Taliban have it all their own way. The Taliban’s murderous, tyrannical and barbaric ways do not represent Afghanistan.

“The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary must call our international allies to create a force able to secure an immediate safe passage corridor, before it is too late.”

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