Afghan Citizens' Resettlement Scheme


Like everyone, we’ve been shocked at the scenes in Afghanistan.  

Dover District Council stands ready to respond with permanent accommodation in the district for Afghan citizens.  We have a track record of offering such support, including housing families from Syria. 

We have responded to the Government’s request for assistance from local authorities and await further guidance from them as the response moves from emergency repatriation to more permanent accommodation options.  

Our housing team will work with private landlords to organise suitable accommodation.  The Council will also work with community and voluntary partners to help with community integration and ongoing support.

The Afghan Citizens' Resettlement Scheme is being co-ordinated by central Government and we are awaiting further guidance.  Further information is availalbe at

At the moment, we do not know the number of people who may come to the district as part of the Resettlement Scheme, or when they are likely to arrive.  


Posted on 26 August 2021

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