BBC News reports on Penny Appeal providing emergency aid across Afghanistan, and to refugees in the UK
The refugees arriving from Afghanistan have nothing. Having left behind everything as they fled their homes, they have arrived into the UK in desperate need of support for even their most basic needs.
Spelthorne Borough Council in Surrey is welcoming refugees, committing themselves to taking in up to one hundred people in need of safe housing. The Home Office is funding temporary accommodation, and, having completed their quarantine, 20 adults, including pregnant women, and 38 children have now moved in.
Now, attention turns to their immediate survival and their need for basic aid and assistance. Penny Appeal has a team working in Surrey, providing the refugees with food parcels and hygiene kits, as well as toys and books for the children.
By providing these essential aid items, Penny Appeal is enabling the council to focus on meeting the immediate needs of the refugees, ensuring that they receive all the support they need during these vital early days, so that they can begin to look ahead to a longer-term system of support.
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TUESDAY 31 AUG 2021