UK has no coherent plan for Afghan refugee crisis, says ex-Whitehall chief

Mark Sedwill also attacks west’s withdrawal as a ‘bad policy, badly implemented’

Britain and its allies have no coherent plan to deal with the huge refugee crisis expected to follow the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, a former cabinet secretary has warned.

Mark Sedwill, a former ambassador to Afghanistan and senior adviser to two British prime ministers, said the emergency airlift out of Kabul had only helped “relatively small numbers” and greater pressures were likely to emerge as people fled overland.

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