Newport City Council says it will welcome 50 Syrian refugee families into homes across the city.
Today's announcement is part of the recently confirmed UK government initiative that it will accept 20,000 additional refugees over the next five years.
Newport is one of four designated dispersal area for asylum seekers in Wales under the government’s national arrangements.
Across Europe, ministers voted to accept a total of 120,000 migrants following a meeting in Brussels.
Millions have fled Syria in recent months and weeks to escape the Assad regime and threat from the so-called Islamic State.
Newport council said it's waiting for finalisation of the scheme from the Home Office and definite numbers will be agreed based on a range of factors including available school places.