Durham City of Sanctuary

Durham City of Sanctuary 2024

Our aim is to help advance education, welcome and befriend, relieve distress amongst asylum-seekers and those granted refugee status in Durham, and to educate the public about the issues relating to refugees and asylum-seekers.
raised of £5,000 target
by 9 supporters
Closes on 31/12/2024
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Durham City of Sanctuary, a member of the national Cities of Sanctuary movement, came into being in response to the decision by Durham County Council to participate in the government-funded resettlement scheme to receive and support Syrian refugees in the region.

The designation of County Durham as a dispersal site for people categorized by the government as ‘asylum seekers’ and the war in Ukraine have brought new challenges. Rising levels of social deprivation have also had a profound impact on our regional communities and placed great strain on local services.

All donations help us welcome those seeking sanctuary in our area, bringing people together in a safe space and help them settle into their new home.

About the charity

Durham City of Sanctuary

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Cities of Sanctuary is a movement to rebuild the great tradition in the UK of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary from persecution. Durham City of Sanctuary works by creating opportunities for relationships to grow between local people and those seeking sanctuary.

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