Liverpool ready to support Afghanistan refugee programme

Liverpool City Council is in discussions with the Government about supporting its plans for a refugee programme for people from Afghanistan.

It comes after the Taliban seized control of the capital city, Kabul.

The local authority is in the process of working with partners to identify suitable accommodation in the city, and also clarifying the terms of funding arrangements with the Government.

Mayor Joanne Anderson said: “The images we are seeing from Afghanistan are truly heart breaking. Women and men are living in fear of their lives.

“Along with the rest of the world, the UK must play its part in helping – and Liverpool stands ready to assist.”

The city has previously helped support refugee resettlement programmes from countries including Syria, and continues to do so.

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