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The 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
Comments Off on Report about support for people seeking asylum – in Leicester
This is a report about support for people seeking asylum in Leicester: asylum-seeker-support-in-leicester
People 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
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Comments Off on How to help refugees and welcome new arrivals – a guide
Want to know how to help refugees? Written by our frontline staff, here’s Refugee Action’s guide to making refugees welcome in your community.
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Write 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
Comments Off on How to improve support and services for destitute migrants
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
We 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:
More information will be uploaded here when available
Comments Off on No refugees in Britain should be left without refuge.
And 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
Comments Off on England’s forgotten refugees: Out of the fire and into the frying pan
Refugee Council: Josephine Basedow and Lisa Doyle May 2016
• 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