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Portsmouth Refugee Week 2024 

17-23 June at locations across the City of Portsmouth.

Refugee Week Launch event at Portsmouth Cathedral.

Other events during the week – listing   







Refugee Week at the University of Portsmouth

20 June, 12-1.30pm, Portland Building Room 0.28, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH

This lunchtime event, including a free buffet lunch, will provide a 35-minute introduction to several University of Portsmouth projects relating to refugees, asylum seekers and other marginalised migrants. This will be followed by an opportunity to socialise and network with colleagues and local partners. The event is hosted jointly by the Centre for the Advancement of Equality, Gender and Inclusion Studies and UoP’s University of Sanctuary working group.

Programme – Refugee Week at the University of Portsmouth

About us

Portsmouth City of Sanctuary (PCoS) is an award-winning grass-roots humanitarian organisation helping local asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Portsmouth, Gosport and the surrounding areas.

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To view Information about our charity, such as newsletters, previous AGM’s, Impact Reports and policy documents, view Information webpage.



If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Portsmouth City of Sanctuary, what we do, our current volunteering roles and how you can support Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the city, then why not contact us at [email protected].



Portsmouth City of Sanctuary won the Hampshire High Sheriff Award for our work in the city with refugees and asylum seekers. The award was collected by our Trustees Denise Callender, David Handley and Patience Mutunami. We would like to thank all staff, volunteers and supporting organisations who go above and beyond to make Portsmouth a safe and welcoming place for everyone.