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Inaugural Sanctuary Awards – 15 July 2019
14th January 2020 |

Inaugural Sanctuary Awards – 15 July 2019

Welsh Refugee Council organised the inaugural Nation of Sanctuary Gala Awards in conjunction with the Welsh Refugee Coalition. The awards were hosted by BBC presenter Jason Mohamed – helped by our very own Hazar! The event celebrated the contributions and achievements of sanctuary seekers with nominees from across Wales including Aberystwyth, Swansea, Wrexham, Newport and …

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Hate Crime awareness
10th January 2020 |

Hate Crime awareness

We are committed to making Wales a welcoming nation to all those seeking sanctuary here. Unfortunately, we know that’s not always the experience.   Asylum seekers and refugees can be the targets of hate crime but often worry about reporting it.  This can be because of bad experiences with authorities in their own countries, that …

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First Minister meets sanctuary speakers
10th January 2020 |

First Minister meets sanctuary speakers

Assembly Members including the First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford AM joined asylum seekers and refugees from Wales as they toured the Senedd to learn about democracy in Wales. As well as meeting with Assembly Members, the group had a session with Assembly Staff to understand how the Assembly works and attended First Ministers Questions …

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UNHCR Representative comes to Newport
4th December 2019 |

UNHCR Representative comes to Newport

We were delighted to welcome Rosella Pagliuchi-Lor, the UN Refugee Agency’s Representative to the UK to Newport. This was her first visit to Wales since taking up her position in December 2018.   She met with the multiple projects based in our Newport Office including our Move On service for refugees, the Asylum Rights Programme …

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New ESOL classes in Newport
4th December 2019 |

New ESOL classes in Newport

We are now offering English classes (ESOL) to asylum seekers and refugees living in Newport in our Newport Office!   The classes take place on a Friday morning.   No prior booking is required.   For more information, contact our ESOL co-ordinator here  

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Response to call for evidence for Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme
7th August 2019 |

Response to call for evidence for Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

We have responded to the call from the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration for evidence on experiences of UK Resettlement Schemes for Vulnerable Refugees.   You can read our full response here 

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