Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups:Written question - 190969

Q
Asked by Kate Osamor
(Edmonton)
Asked on: 13 November 2018
Ministry of Defence
Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK mission to Afghanistan is assisting in the protection of Hazaras people in Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces.
A
Answered by: Mark Lancaster
Answered on: 21 November 2018

The UK continues to monitor the number of civilian casualties and displaced persons as a result of the recent violence in Ghazni and Uruzgan. The Afghan Security Forces have been in the lead for the security of the Afghan people since 2015 and owing to its response, the situation in these two provinces is stabilising. The UK is committed to supporting the Afghan Security Forces to ensure their capability continues to improve in order to protect all ethnic and religious groups in Afghanistan.

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