In 2015, Birmingham declared itself a City of Sanctuary!
The Birmingham City of Sanctuary group is part of a national network building a culture of hospitality and welcome. We support and link with a wide range of projects supporting refugees and asylum seekers.
Highlights from MiFriendly Cities
We are pleased to share the following news stories from the partnership work of Birmingham City Council with the MiFriendly Cities initiative and Central Law England (as part of a MiFC project).
Refugee Week Video
To celebrate Refugee Week 2020 Birmingham City Council had planned to host a celebration of refugees’ contribution to employment – but with events cancelled due to Covid-19, it was turned into a short film capturing the speakers’ own experiences.
Halesowen College, first College of Sanctuary in the Midlands
At a well-attended Award Ceremony at Halesowen College, members of staff and students were present to celebrate the work done by this very special place. We heard from students who had arrived without any English and who are now confident…