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What is the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on sanctuary seekers?
21st September 2022 |

What is the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on sanctuary seekers?

Could you live off only £40.85 a week? As the cost of everyday essentials has skyrocketed the financial support received by people seeking sanctuary has stayed the same. People seeking sanctuary are forced to live off only £40.85 a week. This is meant to cover all essential living needs including all food and drink, clothing, …

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Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen
16th September 2022 |

Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen

  After 70-Years of public service, today is the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen. Queen Elizabeth was a patron of many worthy causes, and we thank her for her tireless dedication to the British public. On behalf of the Welsh Refugee Council, we thank Her Majesty the Queen for a lifetime of Public Service …

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Welsh Refugee Council achieved the Trusted Charity Mark
4th August 2022 |

Welsh Refugee Council achieved the Trusted Charity Mark

Welsh Refugee Council achieved the Trusted Charity Mark We are over the moon to achieve this accreditation! What is it? Trusted Charity is a nationally recognised quality standard designed to help charities operate more effectively and efficiently. Why is this important? Achieving this award shows our stakeholders and supporters that the Welsh Refugee Council has …

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SIGN UP to our Myth-Busting Workshops!
22nd February 2022 |

SIGN UP to our Myth-Busting Workshops!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: Clarity on definitions of Asylum seekers, Refugees and Migrants Understanding myths we are told – the facts and figures behind the myths A look at the effects of biases, stereotypes and Othering Steps and actions you can take Interested in developing your understanding of people who seek safety? Sign up to …

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Transport Support for Asylum Seekers in Wales
24th January 2022 |

Transport Support for Asylum Seekers in Wales

  This project has now ended! From 1 February – 31 March, eligible asylum seekers in Wales can apply for free bus and or train tickets across Wales. Asylum seekers live on £39.63 a week and, as a result, cannot always access public transportation to attend educational activities, participate in volunteering opportunities, attend community-based integration …

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Afghan Crisis Support – How you can help
20th August 2021 |

Afghan Crisis Support – How you can help

The alarming headlines and distressing images from Afghanistan have prompted an outpouring of support from people in Wales. You can register your interest here in being part of the Welsh response to the crisis. On 13th September the Home Office formally announced there will be new funding in place to welcome Afghan families to the …

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You can help welcome Afghan refugees
18th August 2021 |

You can help welcome Afghan refugees

Dear Supporters, You will have seen the devastating images of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. We know that people are scared and are deeply worried that such a regime will put their lives at risk. The Taliban are not known for giving freedoms or justice, as you and I have been privileged to experience in …

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Impact of the recent Welsh Election for Wales
10th June 2021 |

Impact of the recent Welsh Election for Wales

As the dust settles on what has been an unusual election for the Welsh Senedd, dominated as it was by the continuing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, we reflect on what this means for refugees and asylum seekers in Wales. Read more here  Impact of the recent Welsh Election for Wales

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We are against the New Immigration Plan for the UK
9th June 2021 |

We are against the New Immigration Plan for the UK

Read our response to UK government’s proposed changes to the asylum system We are deeply concerned about the proposed changes to the asylum system, which we believe will make things more difficult for asylum seekers, especially those who are forced to arrive through unapproved routes. The proposed changes will likely have the worst impact on …

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Refugee Week
3rd June 2021 |

Refugee Week

Refugee Week 2021: We cannot walk alone Refugee Week 2021 is 14-20 June – and this year we’re extending the celebrations into July. Anyone can get involved by organising or taking part in an event or activity. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational activities to celebrate the contribution of refugees and asylum seekers …

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