A Saint David’s Day to remember at the Senedd

At the launch of an exhibition refugees from Ceredigion were a central part of the St David’s Day celebrations at the Senedd. 

Elin Jones MS was delighted that refugees from Syria and Ukraine, who have been welcomed in Ceredigion, were able to be part of the event. Ghofran Hamza, Latifa Najjar and Batool Abid Raza from Syria and the Middle East, along with Krystyna Makar from Ukraine, all spoke of their experiences of moving to Wales, and Ceredigion, and how they have been able to develop their work here.

Elin Jones MS said:  “It was such a pleasure and an honour to hear Khrystyna Makar, an opera singer who fled from Ukraine to Wales, singing Anfonaf Angel in Welsh at the Senedd on Saint David’s Day. Khrystyna arrived at the Urdd in Llangrannog last year with her two sons, and she now lives in Aberystwyth. Her song was so poignant, given that her parents and husband are still in the Ukraine.

I am so proud that Ceredigion, provides a safe haven for those escaping war, many of whom contribute greatly to our society and enrich our lives. Wales truly is a nation of sanctuary.”

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