Dover District Council is ready to respond with permanent accommodation in the district for Afghan citizens. 

A spokesperson said: “Like everyone, we’ve been shocked at the scenes in Afghanistan.  We have a track record of offering such support, including housing families from Syria. 

“We have responded to the Government’s request for assistance from local authorities and await further guidance from them as the response moves from emergency repatriation to more permanent accommodation options.  

“Our housing team will work with private landlords to organise suitable accommodation.”

The Council will also work with community and voluntary partners to help with community integration and ongoing support.

By Ed

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