CAROLINE Lucas has expressed deep concern about the lack of details around the resettlement scheme for refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.

In a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel, the MP for Brighton Pavilion explained she has received many calls from British citizens and Afghan refugees worried about family members who are eligible for the scheme but have been unable to reach the evacuation flights out of the country.

The winding down of flights following an attack on Kabul airport has added to their fears, Caroline added.

She said: “Contrary to his claims, the Prime Minister needs to be clear that there are still very many people in Afghanistan who are eligible for resettlement but who have not been helped.”

Her letter criticised the lack of clarity regarding the upcoming resettlement scheme for Afghan refugees, explaining that the “scant details” have left people more anxious about the options family members will have to seek asylum.

Ms Lucas called on the government to expedite cases for Afghan nationals seeking asylum, add siblings and parents to the family reunion route so Afghans can join existing family members in the UK, and ensure people are not criminalised or denied refugee status when making their own journeys to seek asylum in the country.

Her letter comes the day after a terrorist attack outside Kabul airport killed 90 people, including 13 US military personnel, and left 150 others wounded.

The Afghanistan branch of Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, which followed warnings from Western governments about an imminent threat from the terror group.

Defence secretary Ben Wallace announced that no more people will be called to the airport to leave the country, with the UK entering its final stages of evacuation from Afghanistan.

He told LBC Radio that up to 1,100 eligible Afghans would be left behind, along with roughly 100 to 150 British nationals, some of whom have chosen to stay of their own accord.

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