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UK: Afghan refugee family hopes authorities will help them live together03:28

UK: Afghan refugee family hopes authorities will help them live together

United Kingdom, London
August 10, 2022 at 21:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

An Afghan refugee family who fled their country after the Taliban seized power are at risk of being dispersed to different British cities, footage filmed in the London suburbs on Monday shows. The move comes as refugee hotels have cancelled their accommodation.

"In the evacuation process me, my wife, my two daughters, my father, mother and three sisters left Kabul and now we are in United Kingdom country in London city," said Hamid Kohistani, an Afghan refugee in London and ex-military force of Afghanistan.

However, they have recently received notice that part of the family will soon be moved to another hotel in Manchester city.

"Without a doubt, when my family was close, I could visit my father, mother and sisters every week and now if they move to Manchester, this is a problem and maybe I couldn't visit my family in months," Hamid said.

However, the family has not given up hope and wants to apply to the Home Office to stay together until they get permanent housing.

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An Afghan refugee family who fled their country after the Taliban seized power are at risk of being dispersed to different British cities, footage filmed in the London suburbs on Monday shows. The move comes as refugee hotels have cancelled their accommodation.

"In the evacuation process me, my wife, my two daughters, my father, mother and three sisters left Kabul and now we are in United Kingdom country in London city," said Hamid Kohistani, an Afghan refugee in London and ex-military force of Afghanistan.

However, they have recently received notice that part of the family will soon be moved to another hotel in Manchester city.

"Without a doubt, when my family was close, I could visit my father, mother and sisters every week and now if they move to Manchester, this is a problem and maybe I couldn't visit my family in months," Hamid said.

However, the family has not given up hope and wants to apply to the Home Office to stay together until they get permanent housing.