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Nottingham City Council working to offer support for Afghan refugees

The conflict in Afghanistan has seen thousands forced to flee their homes or risk persecution from the Taliban.

Nottingham City Council says that it’s working with the government to provide safe refuge to those who are at risk due to this crisis and will work with local organisations such as Nottingham and Notts Refugee Forum who offer practical advice, information, support and friendship.

For more information on what they do, or to volunteer or donate to their cause, contact info@nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk or call 0115 960 1230.

Nottingham City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen said:

‘I am pleased that the UK is among the countries who have announced that it will provide refuge to those in need and at risk, but with 5,000 Afghan nationals resettling in the UK over the next 12 months, many will be wondering how they can help those seeking refuge in the UK.

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‘Nottingham City Council is liaising with the Home Office around how we can support those in need and will be working closely with our neighbouring councils in the coming days and weeks as further details emerge.

‘We will continue these discussions to ensure that Afghans who rebuild their lives here in Nottingham have the support they need.’

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