A DfC spokesperson said “There has been no request received from the British Home Office in relation to Afghan refugees by Communities Minister Hargey or the Department.
“The Minister and Department is committed to working with the Executive Office in ensuring a co-ordinated, cross-departmental response to meet the needs of those who may arrive.
“The Department for Communities will assist in the resettlement of Afghan refugees with the focused and immediate response this grave situation requires as has been done with Syrian and other refugees escaping from conflict and oppression in the past.”
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