“Councillor Peymana Assad is a first-generation Londoner representing Roxeth, South Harrow on the London Borough of Harrow Council. She came to the UK as a child refugee and upon her election in 2018 became the first person of Afghan origin elected to any public office in the UK. Currently she serves as the Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, Crime and Enforcement. Peymana has worked extensively across the charity sector on gender, peace and security in the Global South and sat on boards for British charities working across Afghanistan and South Asia. She is an Obama Leader of Europe 2020, a Founder of the Labour Foreign Policy Group and a former Parliamentary candidate in the UK.
Considering the urgent humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, it is really important that anybody who has the means does what they can to alleviate the situation. I can't stand by and continue to watch the suffering of fellow Afghans - that could have been me or my family, which is why I am doing my part in getting help for the most vulnerable. Thus, in collaboration with Aseel, I organize this fundraiser to provide food and winter packages to people living in Zabul and Helmand. Our target is to raise 5 thousand pounds (GBP) and help families and children. Join our donation drive and Donate.” – Peymana Assad