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Taliban takeover: Manchester, Liverpool to welcome Afghanistan refugees

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The mayors of Higher Manchester, Andy Burnham; and the Liverpool Metropolis area, Steve Rotheram, have stated they’ll welcome refugees from Afghanistan however that these fleeing persecution have to be pretty distributed across the nation.

Recall that Afghanistan was plunged into turmoil after the Taliban took over the nation, invaded Kabul, the nation’s capital and occupied the Presidency.

This occurred after the USA of America pulled out its army after spending about twenty years within the conflict ravaged nation.

Reacting to the event, Burnham informed Radio 4’s Immediately programme on Wednesday: “We after all – as at all times – stand prepared to assist and to welcome individuals right here who want our assist, nevertheless it does have to be truthful to locations like Higher Manchester.

“The reality of the matter is there’s a fractured relationship between locations like Higher Manchester and the House Workplace.”

Additionally, on his half, Rotheram informed the Liverpool Echo: “Our metropolis area has lengthy been a sanctuary for individuals escaping conflict, famine and persecution and we are going to do all we are able to to help refugees from this horrible battle.

“In the end, the choice rests at a nationwide degree with Boris Johnson and Priti Patel who should present help, however my message is evident: refugees are welcome in our metropolis area.”

 

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