Syria and Turkey: Earthquakes

(asked on 17th February 2023) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will introduce a short-term humanitarian visa scheme for people with family in the UK who have been made homeless by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.

Answered by
Robert Jenrick Portrait
Robert Jenrick
This question was answered on 24th February 2023

The Government currently has no plans to create specific schemes for those impacted by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria to join family members in the UK. Existing visa routes for those wishing to come to the UK are already available.

The UK continues to provide lifesaving and emergency support, coordinating closely with the Turkish government and United Nations in Syria to ensure our support meets the needs on the ground and that we can stay responsive to emerging needs.

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