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29th Jun, 2022

Afghan Family resettled in Worcestershire share their story this Refugee Week

TWO Afghan refugees who settled in Worcestershire 9 months ago have thanked local residents for the support and kindness they have felt.

Timur and Hassina have two children, aged 2 and 4, they fled from Afghanistan in November 2021.

Timor said: “The Worcestershire people are really supportive. Living here is not difficult.

“Our neighbours smile at us every day, say hello, and ask how we are and if we’re happy.”

Worcestershire County Council provide support to resettled families to enable them to integrate within their community.

As a result, Hassina is now learning English and attending college. Hassina used to work as a Doctor in Afghanistan and hopes to work within the same occupation here in the UK.

Coun Marcus Hart, cabinet member for communities at Worcestershire County Council said: “Timur and Hassina are a brilliant demonstration of how well our Resettlement Programme works, and how our Resettlement team can help people achieve safety and support for themselves and their families.“

“I’d like to thank our team for their great work and dedication in helping those who come to resettle in our county, access the best opportunities and support for themselves.”

Visit https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20002/community_volunteering_and_act_local/1158/resettlement_programme    for more information.

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