Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Friday, September 03, 2021
Aid to Afghan refugees part one - assistance from the UK national government
It is vital that we help those fleeing Afghanistan and do not allow the crisis there to undermine regional stability.
That is why the government is delivering up to £30 million to neighbouring countries who are offering a safe haven to refugees to help provide shelter, sanitation and essential supplies – as part of the extra £286 million in aid we are committing to Afghanistan this year.
This includes £10 million in immediate support for humanitarian partners to set up shelter and sanitation facilities on the Afghan border, and a further £20 million to help those facing greater demands for those displaced to provide essential services and supplies.
This will help to give the most vulnerable and displaced the support they need to pick up the pieces of their lives.