Supporting the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme

Published Friday, 20 August 2021

Following the news about the Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme, the council has announced its support of the initiative.

The government funded scheme is designed to provide safe refuge to those who supported our armed forces and have recently had to flee their homeland out of fear of persecution or worse under the new Taliban regime.

Councillor Colin Smith, Leader of Bromley Council said, “No one who has watched the distressing scenes unfold over recent days can fail to have been moved so offering our support is the right and decent thing to do.” 

“They were there for our brave armed forces when the chips were down and it is now time to repay that debt of honour.  I call on all council leaders the length and breadth of the UK to do likewise and step up at this time of critical need to share the challenge as evenly as possible between us all.”

Councillor Smith continued, “The current situation will obviously develop and change over coming days and we are ready to have further dialogue with government about their exact requirements if and when that were to become necessary.”

ENDS

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