Nation of Sanctuary

Wales Nation of Sanctuary - supported by Welsh Refugee Council

Building on Wales’ peace heritage of offering sanctuary to refugees through the last 100 years, Welsh Civil Society were early to set up ‘city of sanctuary’ movements – where local people and communities work together to make their cities a place where new arrivals are welcomed, and can begin to feel safe from war and persecution. Swansea became the UK’s 2nd City of Sanctuary in 2010, followed by Cardiff in 2014.

Wales – Nation of Sanctuary Campaign

Civil society groups have joined forces to campaign for Wales to become the world’s first recognised ‘nation of sanctuary’. View Nation of Sanctuary Action Briefing

Local Sanctuary and Refugee Support Groups

Useful Resources and Links

Is Wales today a place of peace for those fleeing conflict? And what for Welsh internationalism and European mobility in a world beyond Brexit, and for future generations?


Campaign Asks
  • Support sanctuary seekers in your area