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Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy team

Ministry of Defence

The Civilian Support to Operations team at the Ministry of Defence Permanent Joint Headquarters engaged presciently across government and non-governmental stakeholders to develop the world-leading Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy within two and a half months. Through their deployed team in Kabul and with military colleagues, they accelerated delivery of the policy over the course of the Afghan evacuation, relocating over 8,000 Afghan nationals between April and August 2021, an increase of 7.5 times what was achieved in the previous eight years. This work prepared and enabled the British Government to relocate more Afghan staff than any other country except the United States.