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WHAT CAN OUR ​WEST DEVON ​COMMUNITY DO TO HELP ​SYRIAN REFUGEES ?
We first asked this question at the public meeting held at Tavistock Community College in February 2017. The immediate result was to form the group which is now called WEST DEVON SAFE HAVEN.
The group is working to help a small number of refugee families to settle in West Devon and  become members of our community. This is all part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. This scheme supports and funds a small number of refugees who are considered most vulnerable to move directly to the UK, from UNHCR camps in Lebanon and Turkey.
WEST DEVON SAFE HAVEN  is working with West Devon Borough Council to find suitable accommodation and then to help the families settle into their new home and so make their first months in West Devon as easy and welcoming as possible – not forgetting that most of our new families will have been through the horrifying experiences that we have all seen in the media. Four fam…