Victims of terrorist attacks abroad can apply for compensation from a new Government scheme today.
Victims of terrorist attacks abroad can apply for compensation from a new Government scheme today, Justice Minister Crispin Blunt has announced.
Until now, UK victims injured in overseas terrorism have been unable to claim compensation.
The scheme will help people who are still suffering injuries following the below incidents:
- Bali, Indonesia - 12 October 2002
- Kusadasi, Turkey - 16 July 2005
- Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt - 23 July 2005
- Dahab, Egypt - 24 April 2006
- Marmaris, Turkey - 27 August 2006
- Mumbai, India - 26 November 2008
Those injured in other terrorist attacks abroad can still apply - the Foreign Secretary can consider adding the incident to the scheme.
Justice Minister Crispin Blunt said:
‘We should support and compensate those people who sadly have been injured in overseas terrorist atrocities.
‘While we will never be able to put right the harm victims of terrorism suffer, we hope this scheme will go some way towards helping them rebuild their lives.’
Later this year, we will introduce another, statutory scheme for victims of any future terrorist attacks abroad. Both schemes will be open to British, EU, EEA and Swiss victims with a minimum three years residence in the UK immediately prior to a terrorist attack.