Church leaders plead with councils to shelter Afghan refugees

Church leaders are appealing to local authorities to take in refugee families from Afghanistan.

In a joint letter coordinated by Afghan Welcome, the church leaders ask that each local authority take in 10 Afghan families.

Newly-arrived Afghan refugees are currently being housed in ‘bridging hotels’ but the letter describes the set-up as “temporary and costly, unsuitable for everyone involved”.

“We are grateful for all the work that you have done for our local communities across the nation during the global pandemic,” the letter reads.

“You had our back and we are so thankful to you and your staff for their service during these times. Now we are facing another global crisis.

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Source: Christian Today