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Urdd Gobaith Cymru's support for Afghan refugees

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1055: tabled on 09 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

This House celebrates the work of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, Wales’ largest youth organisation, in providing sanctuary and support for over 100 Afghan refugees throughout their first five months in Wales; notes that the unique and innovative approach which included an offering of food and bridging accommodation, access to social spaces, a schedule of daily sports and activities, a programme of varied workshops, careers advice, nursery recreational sessions, and visits to national sporting events, has been recognised as one of the best practices of resettlement in the United Kingdom today; recognises that this approach would not have been possible without the work of community volunteers and partners to support the integration of Afghan families into Welsh society; welcomes the Urdd’s offer to share best practice advice with other organisations; and calls on the Government to engage with the Urdd’s successful approach to create a truly compassionate resettlement system for all refugees in the United Kingdom.