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Wanted: one Syrian family for small Welsh village

The small community of Narberth may not be most obvious place to resettle a traumatised family but locals have worked hard for a year to make it happen.

T here are no mosques, few foreigners and the nearest Muslim community is miles away. You have to drive almost an hour even to reach the start of the motorway and the weather can take some getting used to.

In short, it may not seem the most obvious place to resettle a traumatised Syrian family.

But at 5am one day last week, a 17-seater bus set out from the small Welsh market town of Narberth (population 2,400) to pick up seven refugees from Birmingham airport. Everyone was nervous. It was the culmination of a year-long process.

Read more on The Guardian website .

Posted on 7 May, 2021