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Bridgend: 6
Caerphilly: 12
Cardiff: 26
Carmarthenshire: 33
Ceredigion: 23
Conwy: 3 Denbighshire: 5
Flintshire: 5
Gwynedd: ...
North Wales
Gwynedd:
Welsh MPs, on behalf of schoolchildren at Ysgol
O.M. Edwards in Llanuwchllyn kick off 2017 in
Westmin...
Mid Wales
Ceredigion:
11 Syrian refugees have been housed in private properties in Aberystwyth with
the tenancies managed ...
West Wales
Carmarthenshire:
Christian Aid Wales’ 140-mile
walk from Bethlehem in
Carmarthenshire to Aifft
(Egypt) in Denbi...
South Wales
Cardiff City of Sanctuary: a grass-roots movement involved in
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Syrian Refugees Map January 2017, Wales Relocation Scheme - WCIA Volunteer Project

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This map, produced by WCIA Wales for Peace Volunteer Ali Kolbabayan in Spring 2017, visualises the dispersal of Syrian Refugees escaping conflict who have been offered Sanctuary in Wales across the 22 local authorities in the dispersal scheme to date.

'Refugees and Sanctuary' is one of 6 themes being explored by volunteers and partners working with WCIA (funded by HLF) to capture Wales' 'peace heritage' - exploring how Welsh people have contributed to the search for peace in the 100 years since WW1.

More information:
http://www.wcia.org.uk/wfp/theme_refugeesandsanctuary.html

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Syrian Refugees Map January 2017, Wales Relocation Scheme - WCIA Volunteer Project

  1. 1. Bridgend: 6 Caerphilly: 12 Cardiff: 26 Carmarthenshire: 33 Ceredigion: 23 Conwy: 3 Denbighshire: 5 Flintshire: 5 Gwynedd: 12 Isle of Anglesey: 4 Merthyr Tydfil: 8 Monmouthshire: 15 Neath Port Talbot: 52 Newport: 10 Pembrokeshire: 0 Powys: 44 Rhondda Cynon Taf: 34 Swansea: 45 Vale of Glamorgan: 15 Blaenau Gwent: 15 Torfaen: 15 Wrexham: 20 Wales
  2. 2. North Wales Gwynedd: Welsh MPs, on behalf of schoolchildren at Ysgol O.M. Edwards in Llanuwchllyn kick off 2017 in Westminster by delivering New Year messages urging the Prime Minister to consider the rhetoric used to talk about refugees. Conwy: Students lie in 'body bags' on beach to raise awareness of refugees' plight. Students had tweeted @EiriasAmnesty that the protest was called “Don’t let them drown”. Denbighshire: Prestatyn born singer Mike Peters joined other Welsh rock stars to contribute songs to an album to raise funds for Syrian Refugees. Wrexham: Central Methodist Church in Wrexham provide informal classes for English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) and also enables further community support for Syrian families. Members of the Wrexham Asylum Seeker and Refugee Support Group have also provided practical support, household goods and clothing where needed. Christian Aid Wales’ 140-mile walk from Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire to Aifft (Egypt) in Denbighshire (4 to 15 Dec 2016) raised over £31,000 to date in support of the charity’s Christmas Appeal in response to the global refugee crisis. Michelle Jones, runs the volunteer-led North Wales Refugee Support. A network of volunteers who collect donations and negotiate for resettlement with their councils School children made the cards throughout December to call on Theresa May to ensure the words she uses reflect the proud tradition in the UK of welcoming those in need and to ask that her policies offer hope to those looking for a safe place to call home.
  3. 3. Mid Wales Ceredigion: 11 Syrian refugees have been housed in private properties in Aberystwyth with the tenancies managed by Care Society, a stand-alone voluntary organisation. Powys: Welsh MPs, on behalf of schoolchildren at Ysgol Pennal in Machynlleth kick off 2017 in Westminster by delivering New Year messages urging the Prime Minister to consider the rhetoric used to talk about refugees. School children made the cards throughout December to call on Theresa May to ensure the words she uses reflect the proud tradition in the UK of welcoming those in need and to ask that her policies offer hope to those looking for a safe place to call home. British Red Cross is providing daily support for refugees. "We have been busy helping them with practical issues such as registering with a GP and signing tenancy agreements and also simple things like helping with their shopping," said Denise John, locality manager at the British Red Cross in Ceredigion. Primary school students at Ysgol Gymraeg in Aberystwyth worked with Aberystwyth based artist, Valériane Leblond, and Oxfam Cymru to create a mural of welcome for refugees. The learners were inspired by their own messages of welcome for refugees, as well as letters of welcome from local people which were collected at the Oxfam shop in Aberystwyth. Lindsey Gaunt, a business development officer at the University of Wales, started the group Aberaid in her seafront town of Aberystwyth teaming up with partners around the country to propose a deal with their local council. Its members would collect donations of bedding, crockery and furniture if Ceredigion council would immediately resettle 50 Syrians. From July to August 2016, Ceredigion Museum hosted an exhibition organised by THE REFUGEE WALES which included stories and songs from a number of local artists as well as Syrian refugees. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the event involved sharing personal stories to raise awareness of the lives of people who are living in Wales as refugees or asylum seekers. About 700 demonstrators gathered in Aberystwyth to protest against President Donald Trump's decision to suspend admission of Syrian refugees into United States.
  4. 4. West Wales Carmarthenshire: Christian Aid Wales’ 140-mile walk from Bethlehem in Carmarthenshire to Aifft (Egypt) in Denbighshire (4 to 15 Dec 2016) raised over £31,000 to date in support of the charity’s Christmas Appeal in response to the global refugee crisis. Pembrokeshire: Volunteer Vicky Moller is hosting getaways for refugees in her farming village. After months of hosting respite trips for refugees, Moller is advocating for the UK government to legalise private sponsorship and allow locals in her farming community to cover the costs of hosting refugees long-term. A couple from Llanelli raised £700 for the refugee camp in Calais in a week. Dion Cowe, aged 20, and 26-year-old Ben Sawyer also travelled to the camp in November 2016 for a week-long volunteering stint. These days, some asylum seekers and refugees like Salman Malak travel to Pembrokeshire. “There are so few youths in the village, and the area needs young people to work on the fields and farms,” says Malak. “And for people who want to go to the countryside and learn English, it’s quite an opportunity to integrate and work together.” Following UK government’s announcement that it will allow pilots of ‘Community sponsored settlement’, a new group was formed in Narberth to welcome Syrian refugees. The group will meet regularly to plan how to raise the money and to provide homes, meet and greet and integrate Syrian families into the town.
  5. 5. South Wales Cardiff City of Sanctuary: a grass-roots movement involved in awareness raising sessions with primary and secondary schools in Wales with an aim to build a ‘a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for individuals seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.’ Torfaen: Volunteers have set up a support group and have made welcome hampers containing food and toiletries. As well as sending clothes and other essential items to refugee camps in Syria, the group has been helping those moving to the county settle into the community. Neath Port Talbot: Welsh born actor Michael Sheen has been outspoken on the refugee crisis and visited a refugee camp to speak out about the plight of Syrian children affected by war. Swansea: About 700 demonstrators gathered in Swansea city centre to protest against President Donald Trump's decision to suspend admission of Syrian refugees into United State Rhondda Cynon Taf: Welsh rock stars such as Stereophonics - founded in Cwmaman, have come together to contribute songs to an album to raise funds for Refugee Action. Caerphilly: Welsh rock stars such as Manic Street Preachers (founded in Blackwood, Caerphilly) have come together to contribute songs to an album to raise funds for Refugee Action. Uniting under the banner of Welsh Rock For Refugees – Reach Out is a 30-track, download-only album with all proceeds from the release being donated to the UK-based charity that helps refugees at home and abroad. Cardiff Migrant Solidarity: ‘a group of individuals based around the Cardiff area who are interested in supporting migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and fighting against racism and repression in south Wales.’ e.g. “If someone is detained by the Home Office we can contact their lawyer, friends and family, arrange for their belongings to be looked after, provide emotional support and encouragement, contact the press and media about their case and run emergency campaigns and protests to stop them being forcibly removed.” Welsh Refugee Council (WRC) developed a manifesto outlining ‘Seven Steps to Sanctuary’, identifying key actions that can be delivered by the Welsh Government, to ensure that Wales continues its long tradition of welcoming refugees and strives to create progressive, effective and meaningful strategies to challenge inequalities and promote the integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Welsh communities. The Syrian Association in Wales (SAIW) - a movement bringing Syrians together under one umbrella in Wales to help them to integrate into the Welsh society. They offer free English courses for new arrivals and organise various events including football matches and cooking shows. Citizens Cymru Wales has been training citizens across Wales to lobby local councils to resettle refugees. About 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Cardiff to protest against President Donald Trump's decision to suspend admission of Syrian refugees into United States Cardiff: Oasis Cardiff is a centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees offering English classes, employability workshops, dance classes, a women’s only area, mother and toddler groups and support with letters and phone calls regarding asylum and refugee issues.

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