Greenwich Council have written to government and claim assistance has not arrived with 700 Afghan refugees placed at the Intercontinental hotel in Greenwich.
The council state:
“There are now close to 700 people from Afghanistan currently self-isolating in a quarantine hotel in the borough. The promised package of support from central government, including interpreters, welfare support and funding has yet to materialise, ten days after the first refugees arrived in the borough.”
The letter reveals there are 500 adults and 200 children in the hotel beside the O2.
The hotel’s website states it is closed until 18th September.
The letter also criticises neighbouring authorities Bexley and Bromley for not taking any refugees.