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In 2010, Swansea became the second City of Sanctuary in the UK, and the first in Wales. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary in 2020 with many events throughout the year –  the highlights of these can be seen in our most recent report.

City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.

Swansea has offered a home to people who have lost their homes and families and we wish to celebrate the welcoming attitudes of Swansea people and organisations.

Our City of Sanctuary Management Committee invites all organisations, local groups and individuals to join us and help make Swansea proud to be a place of safety. City of Sanctuary support can include community centres, charities, social clubs, schools, local services and businesses, as well as refugee organisations and volunteers. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.

Take a look at our City of Sanctuary resolution of support. We also have included some ideas to turn your support into practical help.

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