Syrian Refugee Crisis, 2015 – present

Syrian Families making a new home in Aberystwyth, 2015. Credit: Mary Turner

Syrian refugees are citizens and permanent residents of Syrian Arab Republic, who have fled from their country since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011 and have sought asylum in other parts of the world. Syrian Refugee Crisis – Facts you need to know (World Vision)

In Wales, whilst media attention has tended to focus on the Syrian Resettlement Programme, most urgent human need continues to be focused on spontaneous arrivals in the traditional dispersal areas of Swansea, Cardiff, Newport and Wrexham. But many communities have opened their doors in sanctuary.

A short documentary about Abergavenny Community Canteen, featuring an evening with Syrian refugees who introduce Welsh locals to their food and culture. Directed by Jane Hubbard