Dozens of Afghan interpreters who have previously served with the British forces in Afghanistan are expected to fly to UK within the next two to four weeks, it has been reported.
The Daily Mail reported that it would the largest group of Afghans to be offered sanctuary in more than five years.
The Ministry of Defense of UK has sent an email to at least 50 former interpreters asking them to be prepared to relocate in as little as two to four weeks.
An excerpt of the email published by Daily Mail reads ‘We ask that you be prepared to relocate in as little as two to four weeks. Please make all necessary personal, professional, domestic and financial arrangements you need to in Afghanistan to facilitate this.’
It also added that ‘The process may take longer than this, but if the opportunity arises you, and your family members, should be ready to move. We will arrange accommodation in the UK but we cannot at this stage be certain where this may be. You will be entitled to some financial support in the UK while you seek employment.’
According to reports, at least five interpreters who served with the coalition forces, have been murdered so far this year.