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Lancashire's leaders stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Statement on behalf of Lancashire's council leaders

As Lancashire’s 15 leaders, we stand united in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Like all right-thinking people across the world we want to see an end to this terrible war and the unimaginable suffering being inflicted on the Ukrainian population and urge the international community to support this aim.

Here in Lancashire we have always reached out to others in their time of need. As we await details of the Government’s resettlement scheme, we are working closely together and with our partners to ensure that we are ready to receive those who have been forced from Ukraine. They will receive a proper, dignified Lancashire welcome, as the dispossessed have in the past.

Let us be clear - Lancashire stands ready, willing ,and able to play our part in the UK’s response to the horrors that are taking place in Ukraine.

In the meantime, the main thing that Lancashire people can do to help is to make a donation to the Disasters Emergency Appeal. Charities such as the Red Cross and Oxfam are on the borders and in Ukraine itself providing vital support including food, first aid, shelter, and health care. The Red Cross says that cash donations are by far the quickest, safest, and most direct way to help people in a humanitarian crisis. It doesn't matter how much you can afford to give – every single penny makes a difference.