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Supporting Afghan refugees

Information for residents in Babergh and Mid Suffolk on how they can provide support to Afghan refugees.

On Wednesday 18 August, the Government announced its new resettlement scheme for Afghan refugees. Whilst the full details are yet to be confirmed, it is crystal clear that the Government needs local authorities everywhere to step up and support this national effort.

All councils in Suffolk are committed to this cause. We have already helped a small number of Afghan interpreters and their families to resettle in Suffolk, in addition to ongoing work to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children and other refugees entering the UK. In the coming days and weeks, the district, borough and county councils will continue working with the Government to do what we can to provide assistance to vulnerable refugees.

Times like this call for acts of humanity. Suffolk will play its part.

How you can help

Because the numbers of people coming to Suffolk is very small at the moment, there is currently no requirement for items to be donated. However, this situation might change. Therefore, we are asking people who think they might be able to help to contact Suffolk County Council  in the first instance so that they have your details.

Email afghanrefugeesupport@suffolk.gov.uk if you think you might be able to help