Southampton City Council is ready to support Afghan refugees

A statement from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Daniel Fitzhenry

"Southampton is a city of sanctuary, and over recent months we’ve worked closely with the Home Office to arrange to welcome a small number of refugee families in a planned way.

"Following the rapid escalation of events in Afghanistan, we are in discussions with regional and government stakeholders to provide further support as needed, so that people coming to Southampton are given every opportunity to integrate into our communities and rebuild their lives safely."

Contacting the Home Office*
If you are a non-British national in Afghanistan, or are the family member of a non-British national in Afghanistan, and in need of assistance, you should call (+44) 02475389980.

If you are a British national, or family member of a British national in Afghanistan you should call +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option “Consular services for British nationals” or Email

*Please note: we have been advised that the above lines are currently experiencing a high number of calls and so it may take some time to get through. 

HOME OFFICE FACTSHEET: Resettlement routes for Afghan nationals

Want to help?
Residents who want to do something to help at this early stage can donate to the following charities:

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