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April 2020 Here at Norwich City of Sanctuary we are aware how the Covid 19 outbreak is adversely affecting the most vulnerable in our society.
Our committee, run entirely by volunteers, have pledged to continue to support the charities who work daily with the asylum-seeker, refugee and migrant communities, by contributing to their Emergency Fund.

Across the city, the many organisations who are part of our movement, are all doing what they can at this difficult time. You can read more in our Spring Newsletter.
Alongside the UEA, as a University of Sanctuary, we were saddened to hear there has been a rise in xenophobic incidents since the Coronavirus outbreak began. We will be working to do what we can to support those affected and to celebrate the positive contribution all citizens of Norwich bring, whatever their background, to make Norwich a vibrant and multicultural place to live.

Norwich City of Sanctuary is part of a national movement building a culture of welcome for refugees and asylum-seekers. We want to see a culture of hospitality grow in our city, particularly towards those who have lost their homes, fled persecution, and now seek safety here.

As Norwich has a long history of being a place of sanctuary to those seeking safety, we want to celebrate the contribution refugees have made over time and to continue to extend a hand of welcome to those arriving today.

A great network of services and charities support refugees and asylum seekers in Norwich. We work with them and seek to encourage more sectors from across the city to get involved.

Our Award Winners section shows examples of organisations which have gained Sanctuary status, including the University of East Anglia, Norwich Arts Centre and the Octagon Chapel. Each has committed to the aims of City of Sanctuary and looked at how they can contribute towards supporting refugees in our community.

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