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Afghanistan Crisis

Fife has always welcomed refugees from around the world, and we are ready to play our part again. We're working with partners including NHS, voluntary sector and Police Scotland to see how many Afghan families we can accommodate locally.

Donate to help refugees:

Fife Voluntary Action are coordinating donations to make sure we gather the right things to meet families’ initial needs. They’re managing a network of community collection points and can arrange to collect from you if you can’t get out.

If you're concerned about family or friends in Afghanistan:

FACTSHEET: Resettlement routes for Afghan nationals - Home Office in the media (

FACTSHEET: UK support to resettle Afghan nationals - ARAP scheme - Home Office in the media (

Housing in Fife:

Thousands of refugees will hopefully enter the UK. They will be housed across the country to spread the demand on our housing system. Fife will only rehome a fairly small number of refugees.

We use a points system to work out how urgent anyone's housing need is so that we can prioritise how council-owned homes are allocated.

People with more urgent needs rise to the top of the list more quickly. People who are more flexible about where they live may get a tenancy more quickly if they accept a property that others have refused.