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Lily Newton-Browne North Somerset Times Published: August 24, 2021

North Somerset Council is making preparations to support refugees fleeing Afghanistan. 

The authority will welcome refugee families and help them to resettle locally.  

North Somerset Council said it is ‘not yet known’ what number of families will be looking for support locally, but the authority will work closely with the Home Office to ensure they are welcomed and able to rebuild their lives safely. 

Deputy leader of the council and executive member for housing, Councillor Mike Bell, said: “We’ve been proud to support refugees over many years, both as part of the Syrian resettlement programme and beyond.  

“We stand ready to help in the resettlement of refugees and those who have worked with the British military in Afghanistan and who are seeking safety in the UK.