East Suffolk Council says its offering accommodation in the area for Afghan refugees.
Under the Government’s relocations and assistance policy, interpreters who worked with the British Armed Forces and those who worked with the British Embassy during the past 2 decades are being prioritised.
Meanwhile, Suffolk County Council has also confirmed its also stepping up to support this national effort – saying Times like this call for acts of humanity. Suffolk will play its part.
Councils in Suffolk have made this statement:
“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.”