Nottinghamshire families will be opening their doors to refugees from war-torn countries, including Syria, this Christmas. This follows David Cameron’s pledge to allow 20,000 refugees into the UK by 2020.
Nottingham City Council is urging people to sign up as foster carers, before the Christmas period begins, in order to provide homes to around 100 refugees coming in to the county from Syria.
More than thirty families have already signed up to help those arriving in the city in the run-up to the festive period.
The Civil War in Syria has resulted in:
- 250,000 deaths.
- 11,000,000 left homeless.
- 4 in 5 Syrians now live in poverty.
Joe Robinson, who is a member of local socialist group ‘Fightback’, has opened his door to refugees as they enter our country:
Nottinghamshire County Council has been running a series of information events for those interested in fostering refugees, as it is still unknown how many children will be coming in to the UK without their families.
Social workers and a weekly allowance will be provided to carers who take part in the scheme.