Posted: Sun 25th Sep 2016

Refugees Settled In Gwynedd

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Sep 25th, 2016

Gwynedd Council is pleased to confirm that over the summer, Gwynedd has welcomed its first group of Syrian refugees. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 12 refugees have been housed in the north of the county and the Council’s Housing Department have worked with local private landlords to arrange suitable accommodation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Ioan Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for housing said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Since the refugee crisis became widely apparent last year, Gwynedd Council has been part of pan-Wales discussions regarding the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Back in September 2015 the Cabinet agreed that Gwynedd would be ready to welcome refugees from Syria when needed. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“On the basis of the figure of 20,000 refugees that the UK is to receive over the next four and a half years, it is estimated that Gwynedd will receive 40 people in total over this period.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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