York will welcome at least 38 Afghan refugees in the coming years.
The city’s allocation from Migration Yorkshire comes as part of the Government’s Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme.
Since the announcement that NATO military forces would withdraw from Afghanistan, all local authorities in Yorkshire & Humber have committed to supporting the scheme.
City of York Council will provide support along with Refugee Council and local charities such as RAY (Refugee Action York) ad York City of Sanctuary.
One family has already been welcomed to York through the programme, with more families expected to arrive in January.
Councillor Darryl Smalley, executive member for culture, leisure & communities said: “York has a proud record of providing sanctuary to those in need.
“Our city has given a home to 81 refugees under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme for refugees of the conflict in Syria, and we know local communities will welcome those escaping the terror of Taliban too.
“We are ready and willing to give safety and a new life to those fleeing unimaginable danger.”