The intention of Belfast City of Sanctuary is to make Belfast a welcoming environment for refugees, asylum-seekers and new communities. Wherever refugees go in our neighbourhoods we want them to feel safe and to find people who welcome them, support them, include them in their activities, recognise and celebrate what they can contribute. We want to build that same culture of welcome in our schools, workplaces, entertainment centres, places of worship and all public spaces. We hope to work with all those in public services, both at policy level and on the frontline, to ensure that an ethos of civility and welcome pervades at all times.
The Great Refugee Picnic – 24th June 2018 with Amnesty International
Belfast as welcoming and warm as it should always be.
A huge ‘Refugees Welcome’ message at the Great Refugee Week Picnic in Ormeau Park.
What a gorgeous day of sun, fun, friendship, neighbours, diversity, music, food, clowns, juggling, face painting… and welcomes!
Thanks to the Lord Mayor Councillor Deirdre Hargey for spending so much time with people
Thank you to our partner, Amnesty International, and our supporters and funders at the NICRAS, Community Relations Council, Africa House, AWNI, NICONI, and to the unions – NIC-ICTU, NIPSA, UNISON,UNITE, USDAW and FBU.