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UK and Ireland map with focus on WalesYou’ll find news, practical action, policies and faith resources that relate to Wales in this section of the website.

Over the coming weeks, organisations and websites that make a particular contribution in the context of Wales will be added to this list.

 

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UNHCR’s priorities for the next UK Government #GE2017
May 30

UNHCR’s priorities for the next UK Government #GE2017

Ahead of the 8 June UK general election, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has outlined six priorities that it is asking whoever forms the next UK government to take forward for asylum and refugee reform. Increase the number of refugees resettled in the UK to at least 10,000 a year. This represents ...
Wimbledon Salvation Army encourage community sponsorship
May 24

Wimbledon Salvation Army encourage community sponsorship

Did you know that Merton is the first borough in London – and only the third in the UK – to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the UK Home Office’s community sponsorship scheme? The Salvation Army has sponsored a family to resettle in Merton. They applaud the local community spirit – from ...
60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week
May 14

60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid was founded by churches in 1945 to support refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. Twelve years later, Christian Aid Week was launched to help fund the organisation’s work. Theodor Davidovic was a World War II refugee who made Scotland his home ...
Reflections from CTBI group who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa & Sicily
May 10

Reflections from CTBI group who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa & Sicily

A short video captures reflections of some of the group who spent time with Mediterranean Hope projects in Lampedusa and Sicily in April 2017. The visit was organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.  You can read more about the visit on this Focus on Refugees website.
The ecumenical challenge of migration
May 7

The ecumenical challenge of migration

Bartłomiej Bozek is a member of the Chemin Neuf Community and travelled to Italy to visit Mediterranean Hope projects in April with the delegation of young men organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. We can describe ecumenism as a desire to be together all over again felt by ...
Administrative error: extra 130 places ‘discovered’ for child refugees under Dubs Scheme
Apr 27

Administrative error: extra 130 places ‘discovered’ for child refugees under Dubs Scheme

Despite the original expectation that 3,000 child refugees who had travelled from Syria to Europe would be brought to the UK under the ‘Dubs Scheme’, the government announced earlier this year that the scheme would close after just 350 unaccompanied migrant children had been resettled. Two ...
The Promise – epic film about Armenian genocide chimes with twenty first century conflicts and displacement
Apr 26

The Promise – epic film about Armenian genocide chimes with twenty first century conflicts and displacement

The Promise documents the displacement and genocide of Armenians in the last days of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. It’s a shocking piece of European history that director Terry George beautifully captures in his new epic film. Michael Boghosian (played by Oscar Isaac) travels ...
Serial trafficking, kidnapping & abuse is the norm en route to the Libyan coast
Apr 12

Serial trafficking, kidnapping & abuse is the norm en route to the Libyan coast

The torrential rain flooding the pavement outside was nothing compared with the dark cloud that gathered over the group as we listened to Esther (not her real name) recount her journey from Nigeria, through Niger, into Libya, to reach Italy. I was prepared to hear about a hazardous sea ...
CTBI delegation returns home from visiting refugee projects in Italy
Apr 10

CTBI delegation returns home from visiting refugee projects in Italy

“Having visited Lampedusa and heard people’s stories, I’m shocked by the horror of what they have experiences on their journeys over. I’m left feeling I must do more. We must do more.” That was the reaction of Sam Donaldson, a Quaker from Hull who was one of the seven young men from churches ...
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