A Senedd Member has criticised the withdrawal of a scheme to offer refugees free travel in Wales.

Sioned Williams expressed "deep dismay" at the Welsh Government decision to end the Welcome Ticket from April 1, 2024.

The service provided free public transport for refugees in Wales.

Ms Williams said: "Providing free public transport to those who have had to flee war and famine, might be a small gesture, but it’s of real value to those who have started to try and rebuild their lives here in Wales."

She continued: "There’s a real fear that those seeking sanctuary in Wales will be left stranded."

A spokesperson from Swansea City of Sanctuary said: "The Welcome Ticket scheme has been vital in providing essential mobility for refugees in Wales, offering people the means to access vital services, employment opportunities, and community engagement.

"It has made a real difference for those who are beginning to build their lives in Wales.

The Welsh Government stated it intends to review the scheme, but no details have been provided.