Statement on conflict in Ukraine
Denbighshire County Council is working with partner organisations around supporting those impacted by the conflict in Ukraine.
The Council has been meeting with the Welsh Local Government Association as part of a collective response in Wales to ensure a joined-up approach to the crisis.
Councillor Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “The thoughts of the whole Council are with all those in Ukraine who have been impacted by the ongoing conflict.
“The situation is developing very quickly and the humanitarian crisis is growing with large numbers of people needing urgent help.
“We will play a part in the response and will continue to work with the Welsh Government, the UK Government and other partners as a matter of urgency as plans develop.”
Councillor Bobby Feeley, the Council’s Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “The current situation in Ukraine is heart-breaking with thousands of people already forced to leave their homes fearing for the safety of their families.
“In Wales we have a strong track record of working to resettle families from Syria and Afghanistan, and we have supported those efforts here in Denbighshire working under the UK Resettlement Project.
“As a Council we will do all within our power to help during this ongoing crisis.”
Denbighshire residents wanting to donate items to those in Ukraine forced to leave their homes can do so via the Wrexham branch of the Polish Integration Support Centre.
Visit www.facebook.com/PISCWrexham/ or contact 0752367826 for more information or check social media for any local collections.
Residents can also visit www.redcross.org.uk for details of its Ukraine Crisis Appeal.