Response to the Action Plan for the Refugee Inclusion Strategy
The Welsh Refugee Council welcomes the Action Plan for the Refugee Inclusion Strategy and looks forward to working with Welsh Government and other stakeholders to ensuring its successful implementation. Launched on the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention, which has been instrumental in saving the lives of thousands of Refugees seeking sanctuary from persecution, torture and inhumanity. “The Action Plan demonstrates Welsh Government’s continued commitment to ‘supporting the most vulnerable, access to services and building strong communities to empower asylum seekers and refugees to live active and fulfilling lives” – Jane Hutt, Minister for Finance and Leader of the House.
For the action plan go to: http://wales.gov.uk/topics/housingandcommunity/communitycohesion/publications/refugeeactionplan/?lang=en
Joint NGO letter to the European Council on migration and refugee flows from North Africa
Ahead of the European Council on 23 and 24 June, ECRE together with 7 other NGOs, have sent today a letter to the Heads of State and Government urging them to give a strong signal of solidarity with North Africa and with those in need of international protection.
As the humanitarian crisis in Libya worsens and its impact on neighbouring countries increases, the EU’s response to the developments in the region and in particular the needs of refugees fleeing the region so far are proving inadequate. Read more