The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, Listens to Touching Experiences from Refugees in Afghanistan

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, Listens to Touching Experiences from Refugees in Afghanistan


Prince William, 39, paid a visit to the city to celebrate the welcoming, diverse, resilient communities across the region who are coming together to support those in need. At a hotel, the father-of-three spoke with refugees recently evacuated from Afghanistan, as they rebuilt their lives in the UK. 

William heard from Haroom Shahab, 33, who worked as a firefighter at Kabul airport, who was with his wife, Zehra Akbarti, 28. He told the Duke how he and his family had to wait for 28 hours at the airport to move just 200 metres in order to get on a plane to the UK.

Mr Shahab said: "They were running, they were desperate, in front of the oncoming aircraft. That was very hard for us. We were trying to get out of the country because our lives have been torn to shreds. When we got to the UK we finally knew we would be safe. The Taliban are killing people without compassion, policemen and their families just gunned down. Anyone with a link to British or NATO forces or government."

Mr Shahab added: "We are now starting to make a life here for us. The people love us, they have been so kind to us. They are supporting us with food, clothing, education. We are very happy here, I am hoping that I may be able to get my old job back as a firefighter. But I am worried for my colleagues left behind. They are being killed and their families hunted down."

In response, Prince William said: "The most important thing is that you are safe now. You have a bright future. You couldn't be more welcome. Thank you for all you have done for us."

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, Listens to Touching Experiences from Refugees in Afghanistan
The Duke heard about the vital work of the community in Yorkshire

The Duke heard about the different roles played by the local authority, the hotel, community organizations and charities and saw first-hand how these groups work together to provide for the various needs of Afghan refugees.

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From simple donations of toiletries or unneeded clothes, through to more organized provisions of material or other support, individuals and communities across Yorkshire have come together to welcome those in desperate need of support as they fled Afghanistan. While local authorities and larger charities, such as the Refugee Council, have organized housing, advice on how to integrate and settle into life in the UK, and mental health and childcare support for those that need it.  



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