Refugees Welcome in Southampton

Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) have just launched a weekly cultural event for clients and visitors in conjunction with Southampton Central Library. Today the librarian introduced us to the resources and facilities available in the library. The plaque by the entrance to the library commemorating the arrival of 4,000 children from Spain on the Habana in 1937 reminds us that Southampton has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

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Together with Refugees

At her favourite local beauty spot near Sadlers Mill in Romsey, Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North, joined refugees and people seeking asylum supporting the Orange Heart Campaign organised by Together with Refugees,  to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Britain signing the UN Geneva Convention for Refugees.

The event was organised by the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, a local charity supporting people seeking asylum.

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