Brits are reportedly offering out their homes to Afghan refugees.
Following Boris Johnson’s pledge that 20,000 citizens will be accepted into the UK, people are taking to social media and making it clear they’re happy to help out.
On Twitter, one person wrote: “I am a 76-year-old pensioner, I live on my own in a two-bedroom bungalow.
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“I have today informed Wakefield Council I am willing and able to give two refugees accommodation in my spare room.”
Another said: “We’ve likewise offered a room – to a young person seeking asylum – and will be matched with someone by the local authority. Good luck and well done.”
Their posts have been praised by thousands, as they’ve been dubbed ‘inspiring’ people.
Hearing of their generosity, one woman penned: “That’s fantastic and inspiring, I’m off to do the same! I have followed you for a while now because I liked what you wrote, now I think you’re amazing and wish you lived close so I could drop in for a cuppa and chat!”
The UK government has introduced the Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme and within the first year, 5,000 refugees will become eligible for the program.
In a statement, the Prime Minister said: “We owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have worked with us to make Afghanistan a better place over the last twenty years.
“Many of them, particularly women, are now in urgent need of our help. I am proud that the UK has been able to put in place this route to help them and their families live safely in the UK.”
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