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Refugee Week

Roy Jenkins marks Refugee Week by meeting families and individuals from Syria and Africa who are being welcomed and helped by St David's Uniting Church, Pontypridd.

30 minutes

Last on

Sun 18 Jun 2017 09:03

Music Played

  • Helen Forrest & Artie Shaw and His Orchestra

    Deep Purple

More about the programme:

It is a year since Rhondda Cynon Taf received seven families to the area.
They are among the survivors of the Syrian conflict who have arrived in Wales, joining refugees from other wars, from persecution and extreme poverty.  Communities across the country have rallied to welcome them, and many churches and faith groups have been active in providing support.

To mark Refugee Week Roy Jenkins explores some of the relationships built between refugees and one church in Pontypridd  -  St. David’s Uniting Church  - and meets a family who fled Syria after the father was tortured in prison; and a maths teacher who faced persecution for his faith in Eritrea, made a nightmare journey across the Sahara, risked his life on the Mediterranean, and reached the UK via the Calais jungle. 


  • Sun 18 Jun 2017 09:03