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We are the
Welsh Refugee Council

“Welsh Refugee Council is the beginning of the end of the trauma. It is where the running stops and recovery starts.”

We are a charity with 30 years’ experience working with asylum seekers and refugees in Wales. We are driven by a passion for human rights, equality and social justice and a desire to make Wales a welcoming nation of sanctuary for those seeking our protection.

We help victims of torture, persecution and war to build futures in Wales through specialist advice, support and advocacy services. We provide urgent support for those in the asylum process and seek to ease the transition to life as a refugee.

We empower our communities to have their voices heard. We campaign for changes to the asylum
system and provide a leading voice for the asylum and refugee sector in Wales.

Our vital work would not be possible without the support of our donors, volunteers and partners.

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Refugee Week Wales
1st June 2020 |

Refugee Week Wales

Refugee Week Wales back! From June 15th – 21st, the world will be celebrating Refugee Week a  worldwide week to one-month long of art, cultural and educational festival that celebrates and highlights the contributions, talents, and skills of asylum seekers and refugees. Despite the nationwide lockdown, Wythnos Ffoaduriaid Cymru 2020, Refugee Week Wales 2020 will …

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Stay Home and Get the Help You Need
29th April 2020 |

Stay Home and Get the Help You Need

Stay Home and get the help you need! Protect your children online: London School of Economics For parents and children: UNICEF Bulletin from Newport City Council Ramadan Mubarak to all those observing Ramadan over the coming month. Please download BAME/Faith communities bulletin below from Newport City Council where you can access information on food preparation, …

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Help Stop Hate Crime in Wales
6th April 2020 |

Help Stop Hate Crime in Wales

Help Stop Hate Crime in Wales. 90% of refugees and asylum seekers said that they did not know what a hate crime was 100% said that they would worry about reporting it because of their asylum claim. They thought it was just something that they would have to put up with. It isn’t. If someone …

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WRC calls for more support for asylum seekers
3rd April 2020 |

WRC calls for more support for asylum seekers

Welsh Refugee Council today joined forces with 60 other organisations across the UK to call on the UK Government to raise the asylum allowance by £20.   We welcomed the commitment by the Chancellor to increase Universal Support rates by £20 per week which reflects the increased living costs which people are incurring during this …

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