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Chelmsford welcomes new residents from Afghanistan and offers help

August 24, 2021 11:05 PM
Originally published by Chelmsford Liberal Democrats

Appeal for help for Afghans

Chelmsford has welcomed five families who have escaped the chaos in Afghanistan. They are sponsored by the UK Government, as part of the project to relocate people who have worked to help keep British troops safe.

Said Lib Dem Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Stephen Robinson, "I am happy to welcome these new families and I've been overwhelmed by the kind offers of support from residents of Chelmsford. The staff at their temporary location have been fantastic in providing all food and other essentials. The Red Cross emergency response team have been on site supporting them.

"They have met with the local faith community, who can help them settle in too. They appear to like what they've seen of Chelmsford so far."
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A support network has been setup involving the Red Cross, the Chelmsford Centre for Supporting Voluntary Action and the Chelmsford Muslim Society. They are asking for donations of:
They can be dropped off:
If you want to help in the Chelmsford community, you can sign up as a volunteer https://chelmsfordcvs.org.uk/volunteer/
If you'd like to make a donation to help the Red Cross work in Afghanistan you can do so here: https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/afghanistan-crisis-appeal