Sadiq Khan – 2021 Comments on Helping Refugees from Afghanistan

The comments made by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, on 26 August 2021.

It has been devastating to watch the crisis unfold in Afghanistan and I’m determined to do everything in my power to support those escaping the country.

London has a proud history of providing sanctuary to those in need and by working together we can help these refugees find a welcoming home in our city.

That’s why I’m inviting borough councils to use my Right to Buy-back fund to acquire homes for refugees, as well as Londoners in housing need, and am urging housing associations to bid for funding to secure homes for these families. I will continue to call on Ministers to provide the further support needed to help them secure their long-term future in our city.