Quakers – please fill in this survey

June 27, 2016 by  
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qarn logo smThe Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network (QARN) and Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA) are collecting information from friends engaged with refugees and asylum seekers. We hope to learn aboutboth difficulties and successes, to connect Meetings/projects that could support each other, and root our advocacy in your experience. Take part at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QARN-QCEA

Report about support for people seeking asylum – in Leicester

June 26, 2016 by  
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2016 June  Leicester reportThis is a report about support for people seeking asylum in Leicester: asylum-seeker-support-in-leicester

Unlocking Immigration Detention: Swansea

June 14, 2016 by  
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RtRPeople are being taken from our communities.  It’s time to stand up and say no.

Detention is one of the most harmful aspects of the UK’s asylum and immigration system.   Over 30,000 people are detained without time-limit every year, in conditions tantamount to high-security prison settings.  Tens of thousands more people live with the threat of detention constantly hanging over them.  The harm of detention doesn’t end with release – the people we work with describe the long-term physical, mental, and social damage done by this inhumane and unjust policy. Read more

Child refugee talks about his experiences

June 9, 2016 by  
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How to help refugees and welcome new arrivals – a guide

June 9, 2016 by  
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Refugee ActionWant to know how to help refugees? Written by our frontline staff, here’s Refugee Action’s guide to making refugees welcome in your community.

MPs raise concerns on treatment of refugees and asylum seekers

June 8, 2016 by  
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refugee-councilWrite to your MP about this …

A group of MPs has made a series of recommendations calling on the Government to improve the support and protection it gives to asylum seekers and refugees.

In its latest commentary on the quarterly immigration statistics, the Home Affairs Select Committee make a number of criticisms of the way the Government is currently treating asylum seekers and refugees. Among these criticisms is a call for the Home Office to rethink the way they treat unaccompanied asylum seeking children when they reach 18, with the Committee saying children should not be sent back to dangerous countries. Read more

How to improve support and services for destitute migrants

June 4, 2016 by  
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2016 June 3Many migrants find themselves destitute in the UK with no means of supporting themselves, nowhere to sleep and no means to return home. Many have a case for staying in the UK but may struggle to prove it.

This report looks at:

  • who destitute migrants are and why they are destitute;
  • the services and support that is available;
  • how that support could be improved;
  • how best to provide accommodation and other forms of support; and
  • areas where there may be legal question marks, providing reassurance through legal opinion.

This Solutions summary offers practical steps to address the issues facing destitute migrants and overcome obstacles to providing accommodation, services and support. It includes learning from existing projects, and legal advice.

Heather Petch, John Perry and Sue Lukes

Posted on 20th Jul 2015

Quakers are active all over UK

May 30, 2016 by  
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qarn logo smWe held a Special Interest Group at Britain Yearly Meeting, and a stall in the BYM Market today. There is lots of inspirational activity going on all over the place.  Stayed tuned because I am hoping that people will send information through:

Catherine’s poster 2016

More information will be uploaded here when available

Catherine’s poster 2016

No refugees in Britain should be left without refuge.

May 25, 2016 by  
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refugee-councilAnd it’s not only the government we’re calling on to act. You can help these forgotten refugees by doing 2 things:

  • Shine a light on this appalling situation – read our eye-opening new report here and ask your friends to do the same.
  • Donate now to help refugees in Britain who find themselves hungry and homeless

England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan

May 25, 2016 by  
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2016 May Refugee Council reportRefugee Council:  Josephine Basedow and Lisa Doyle May 2016

Recommendations

• The Government should introduce an integration support service for newly recognised refugees, flexible enough to ensure those facing specific barriers can be supported to access all services to which they are entitled. Whilst all refugees will not need the same level of assistance as resettled refugees who have just entered the country, many of the same issues and barriers will need to be overcome with assistance from experienced professionals. Read more

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