Refugees fund­ing

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

South La­nark­shire Coun­cil has been handed £379,000 to help with the re­set­tle­ment of Syr­ian refugees.

The fund­ing, which has come from the Home Of­fice, is part of a £2.493 mil­lion agree­ment which will be re­ceived through­out fu­ture years de­pend­ing on how many refugees are set­tled in the re­gion.

Over 60 Syr­ian fam­i­lies ar­rived in South La­nark­shire last year, while the lo­cal au­thor­ity was com­mit­ted to tak­ing 60 more dur­ing 2017.

East Kil­bride wel­comed its first Syr­ian refugee fam­ily in Au­gust last year.

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