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Bradford awarded City of Sanctuary status once again for welcoming those in need
6:00am Thursday 27th March 2014 in News
Bradford’s status as a City of Sanctuary, first awarded three years ago, has been endorsed by the national City of Sanctuary movement, following a thorough review.
The award recognises Bradford’s good record of welcoming and including people seeking asylum who have arrived in the city.
A certificate marking the award was presented to the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Khadim Hussain, by Tiffy Allen, national co-ordinator of the City of Sanctuary movement, at a ceremony at City Hall.
Bradford Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Imran Hussain, said: “This is an important award for Bradford, which has long established traditions of tolerance and humanitarianism and of offering safe haven to people fleeing persecution.”