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Somerset steps up to support Afghan refugees

People across Somerset have been stepping forward to help support Afghan refugees as the crisis being played out in the international spotlight deepens. Somerset County Council is committed to help a scheme to house Afghans who supported British military and to resettle interpreters and translators. And local residents have done our county proud offering spare […]

Somerset to welcome its first Syrian refugees

  Issued on behalf of Somerset’s five district councils, County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group Somerset is scheduled to welcome six refugee families in the coming weeks as part of a national programme to support those fleeing war-torn Syria. Somerset’s five district councils, County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting the Syrian Vulnerable […]

Somerset to welcome its first Syrian refugees

*** Issued on behalf of Somerset’s five district councils, County Council and Clinical Commissioning Group *** Somerset will welcome an initial six refugee families next year as part of a national programme to support those fleeing war-torn Syria. The UK Government has pledged to settle 20,000 Syrian refugees over a five year period, including 1,000 […]