A determined attraction has been launched to carry a Whitehaven dentist’s household to the UK from Afghanistan.
Suleyman Sakha and his spouse Tahmina reside in Whitehaven and are involved for the protection of their household in Afghanistan.
US troops are set to withdraw from Afghanistan in August whereas the Taliban advance giving rise to security fears for the nation’s ladies and ladies.
Suleyman mentioned: “My sister-in-law is a medical pupil and she or he’s undecided if she’s going to progress her dream of being a health care provider in the event that they shut down the power for ladies to be educated.
“They’re actually involved for themselves and their household.”
Suleyman and his spouse concern for the protection of their household, particularly within the local weather after the August 31 deadline.
“They are saying candy phrases on the minute, however sadly my household have gotten the bitter expertise of residing underneath the earlier occupation.”
Tahmina’s mom, father, brother and sister are all at the moment residing in Afghanistan and concern for his or her security.
Suleyman is placing a case collectively to make sure they’re amongst the 20,000 refugees who can be delivered to the UK via the Afghanistan Residents’ Resettlement Scheme.
He mentioned: “I might do something for my household, you’ll, all of us would.”
And the household has referred to as on MP for Copeland Trudy Harrison for assist, asking when the Authorities’s resettlement scheme will open.
Mrs Harrison has beforehand helped Mrs Sakha along with her utility to reside within the UK.
Mrs Harrison mentioned: “I completely sympathise with the extremely troublesome scenario Mr Sakha’s household discover themselves in, and I’ve contacted Mr Sakha to supply my help and to stipulate the choices which are at the moment obtainable.
“Essentially the most fast path to evacuation is the Afghan Relocations and Help Coverage; a pre-existing scheme to assist Afghans who’ve assisted coalition forces and who face a right away danger.
“If any members of Mr Sakha’s household are eligible then I’ll help them on this course of.”
“The route for many who don’t qualify for this feature is the Afghanistan Residents’ Resettlement Scheme goals to welcome 5,000 Afghans in yr one, with as much as a complete of 20,000 within the long-term.
“The Authorities is working urgently to open this route and I’ll share particulars of the eligibility standards and utility course of with Mr Sakha as quickly as they grow to be obtainable.”
In a letter to her household in Whitehaven, Tahmina’s sister writes: “My solely hope is to request from the Authorities of the UK to guard me. With the rights and liberties that the UK gives equally for ladies I can fulfill my dream and grow to be a health care provider, I can show ladies are able to attaining nice issues if they’re allowed and given an opportunity.”