Wishlist may be set up for donations of very specific items for refugees

People in north Oxfordshire will be able to donate very specific items to support Afghan refugees with the help of an Amazon wishlist that can be set up for that purpose.

Published: Wednesday, 8th September 2021

As is the case throughout the UK, a small number of refugees are currently in temporary accommodation in Oxfordshire having previously been in COVID quarantine after their initial arrival. In future there will be permanent homes for them in the UK, including some in Oxfordshire.

Cherwell District Council has agreed to provide 10 homes for people from Afghanistan which would be occupied in future weeks. Local agencies will be providing a wraparound package of care for new arrivals with experts from social care and education to the fore.

Councillor Barry Wood, Leader of Cherwell District Council, said: “People in north Oxfordshire have been kind-hearted in making donations during August.

“Donations of further items are no longer required but there may be occasions when specific items are needed to meet specific needs as families gradually adapt to their new surroundings. An Amazon wishlist would be a great way of achieving this."

The Amazon wishlist would be activated should any needs arise and shared on the council’s social media channels.

People are able to make donations to a number of national appeals including the British Red Cross and Asylum Welcome. Further information about the Asylum Welcome appeal can also be found here .

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