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Children from Afghanistan sat on the ground

The UK Home Office is placing a number of Afghan families in temporary “bridging” accommodation in an Exeter hotel, as part of the government’s Afghan relocation programme.-ARAD

Family members had worked with and for UK organisations, before the Taliban took power in August.  They have been evacuated to protect them from harassment and serious harm. The bridging accommodation is a temporary measure until individuals and families are found permanent, long term accommodation in locations across the country. The Afghan evacuees have been living in quarantine hotels elsewhere, since fleeing the new Taliban regime. In Devon, City and District Councils, are attempting to identify more long term accommodation specifically from private sector landlords.


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Exeter offers a warm welcome to Afghan evacuees

Exeter City Council Leader Phil Bialyk said:

“We’ve always said that the city wants to play a full part in helping families forced to leave Afghanistan and start a new life, and I am pleased that we are able to support them in the city.”