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Refugee Crisis

Published: 04/09/2015

Flintshire County Council Leader Aaron Shotton said: As we witness the unfolding tragedy of refugees fleeing war and persecution in search of sanctuary in Europe. It is imperative that Local Government across Wales takes action to provide safety and shelter for refugees displaced from Syria and other nations. Flintshire County Council will not turn its back to those facing a humanitarian crisis. The Council is currently working with national partners to offer direct assistance. We will be taking a full part in a united approach by councils and housing aid agencies and voluntary sector partners across Wales and the UK to both provide refuge and humanitarian support for refugees. The Welsh Local Government Association is coordinating the work of councils in Wales, and the extent of the support we need to offer will become clearer over the coming days. We encourage the communities of Flintshire both to support our stance and to donate money and supplies to the charitable work of the leading national aid agencies.