Iain praises East Lothian’s support for refugees

At the start of this year’s Refugee Week (15-21 June), Iain Gray MSP has thanked East Lothian Aid for Refugees, East Lothian Welcomes Refugees, East Lothian Council and other groups and individuals involved in supporting refugees here and around the world.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“Around the world millions of children and families have fled persecution, violence and famine and are now living as refugees.

“There is a real risk that many who are already living in vulnerable situations with limited health systems, poor sanitation and cramped conditions – where self-isolation is impossible – will be hit hardest in the face of Covid-19.

“I am proud of the work that local groups and individuals have done in East Lothian to welcome and support refugees, and all those who have been incredibly supportive of countries and communities hosting those seeking sanctuary.”

Refugee Week runs from 15-21 June and is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Find out more about Refugee Week at https://refugeeweek.org.uk/