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Financial support for QARN

QARN does not have charitable status. This is because registered charities are not allowed to work in a ‘political’ way, and our core aim is to speak truth to power and challenge the system which is political work. We would like to be able to attract regular funding to maintain our core work on behalf of QARN. For further information about how we use money, and how to make a donation, please see here: http://www.qarn.org.uk/homepage/donate/

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Epistle from ‘Envisioning a world that is open to all: let us see what love can do’ Conference at Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK   27-29 September 2019

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From a gathering of 60+ people[i], including Quakers and non-Quakers, people who have experienced the weight of the immigration system, artists, poets, musicians and singers. Continue reading “Epistle from ‘Envisioning a world that is open to all: let us see what love can do’ Conference at Woodbrooke, Birmingham, UK   27-29 September 2019”

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QARN next meetings

qarn logo smQARN’s quarterly meetings usually run from 11am – 4pm.

We meet in 2020 as follows: April 18 at Birmingham Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF, Birmingham;

our AGM will be held on 18 July at Balby (Doncaster) Quaker Meeting House, Oxford Place, Doncaster DN1 3SL;

17 October at Gloucester Friends Meeting House, Greyfriars, Southgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1TS.

April 2019: Chief Inspector’s report on HO charging for services.

Vulnerable people paying for immigration system

Freemovement: Briefing: How expensive are UK immigration applications and is this a problem?

The cost of making an immigration or nationality application has risen extremely steeply in recent years. Annual increases of 20% or 25% per year became standard, bringing the current cost of an application for indefinite leave to remain (aka settlement) to £2,389. Continue reading “Vulnerable people paying for immigration system”

United Nations urges greater commitment to refugee resettlement

Info Migrants: United Nations urges greater commitment to refugee resettlement

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, says less than five percent of refugees in urgent need of resettlement last year were moved to safety. The agency has repeated a call for governments around the world to offer more resettlement opportunities. Continue reading “United Nations urges greater commitment to refugee resettlement”

Family reunion for unaccompanied children rejected

There was a faint hope that legislation would allow unaccompanied children to bring family here, but Parliament decided against it …

Today’s decision by the government, to refuse refugee children the right to family reunion, will be challenged in the Lords. Families belong together. Lone refugee children deserve our help.

Continue reading “Family reunion for unaccompanied children rejected”

Not the UK life we envisage for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers left with no heating in rat-infested homes due to ‘failing’ new Home Office contract, charities warn

Exclusive: Ministers urged to act as asylum seekers, including single mothers with small babies, living in ‘appalling’ conditions for weeks on end due to ‘drastically increased’ waiting times under new contractor [Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/asylum-seekers-home-office-accommodation-migrant-help]