Afghanistan

'We Should Do More For Them': Veterans Collect Donations For Afghan Refugees

The veterans have been collecting a range of items, from baby clothes to toiletries, for Afghan refugees isolating in Greater Manchester.

A group of veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are collecting donations to take to Afghan refugees as they arrive in Greater Manchester. 

The veterans are part of the Spearhead Foundation, founded by former British soldier Craig Monaghan.

The UK Government has pledged to welcome up to 20,000 Afghan refugees, with as many as 5,000 in the first year, who were forced to flee their home or face threats of persecution from the Taliban.