Flintshire County Council Leader Aaron Shotton said: As we witness the
unfolding tragedy of refugees fleeing war and persecution in search of
sanctuary in Europe. It is imperative that Local Government across Wales takes
action to provide safety and shelter for refugees displaced from Syria and
other nations. Flintshire County Council will not turn its back to those
facing a humanitarian crisis.
The Council is currently working with national partners to offer direct
assistance. We will be taking a full part in a united approach by councils and
housing aid agencies and voluntary sector partners across Wales and the UK to
both provide refuge and humanitarian support for refugees.
The Welsh Local Government Association is coordinating the work of councils in
Wales, and the extent of the support we need to offer will become clearer over
the coming days.
We encourage the communities of Flintshire both to support our stance and to
donate money and supplies to the charitable work of the leading national aid