City of Sanctuary is a movement to build a culture of welcome and hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers. In 2007, with the support of the City Council, Sheffield became the UK’s first ‘City of Sanctuary’ for asylum-seekers and refugees—a city that takes pride in the welcome it offers to people in need of safety.
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10th anniversary but no room for complacency
Celebrating the achievements of the first decade of City of Sanctuary should not make us complacent about the continuing challenges…
Message of support to American Sanctuary Cities
City of Sanctuary Sheffield has sent a letter of support to Sanctuary Cities in the United States, who’ve…
Migrants’ rights unchanged following referendum
Following a spate of verbal and physical attacks in the wake of the EU referendum, a local migration research body has produced a briefing confirming that migrants have exactly the same rights now as they did before the vote. Migration Yorkshire’s paper can be found on our website here. The rights…
Review of Asylum Needs
A review of services available to asylum seekers and refugees in Sheffield has highlighted shortages in provision in key areas of support and advice. The research was commissioned following the closure of the Northern Refugee Centre, and other recent changes in Home Office practices. It makes a number of recommendations including…
Support for City of Sanctuary from Labour
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and local representatives expressed their support for the City of Sanctuary movement at their regional conference…
Sheffield techies do their bit for refugees
Huge thanks to all the techies who gave up their weekend to get to grips with a list of challenges…
Volunteer who found sanctuary in helping others
We are deeply saddened to report the death of Roisín Hegarty, who volunteered with us during the summer. Roisín…
Hundreds gather for Refugee Summit
Sheffield University’s magnificent Firth Hall was filled to brimming with local people wanting to find out what they could do…
Sheffield Summit on Refugee Crisis
A public meeting is to be held in Sheffield in response to the hundreds of offers of help for the…
Increase in donations of clothes
Donations have been pouring in to help new refugees who often arrive with only the clothes they’re standing up in.…
Refugee Week revels in new venue!
The old Woolworths building on The Moor, renamed “Theatre Delicatessen” proved the ideal setting for a full and varied programme…
Lively hustings on migration
More than 100 people turned up for a special hustings on migration at Victoria Hall, in the run up to…
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