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The Afghan community needs our support…

...more needs to be done, and quickly Hello, As we reflect on the toughest of years, you have helped us make a huge contribution to improving lives and giving new opportunities to some of the most vulnerable people in our society: asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants. I’m personally very proud

2021-09-07T15:15:56+00:00September 6th, 2021|

Joint Statement on the Crisis in Afghanistan and Oxfordshire’s Response

The joint statement in solidarity with Afghan refugees, as reported in Cherwell and the Oxford Mail, is available in full below. If you wish to add your signature, please email advocacy@asylum-welcome.org. Many organisations and individuals around Oxfordshire are deeply concerned about recent events in Afghanistan and the impact that these events are having

2021-09-22T11:40:35+00:00September 1st, 2021|

More than 50 organisations call for Oxfordshire to house ‘its share’ of Afghan refugees

By Eirian Jane Prosser, Community Reporter at The Oxford Mail  More than fifty concerned organisations and individuals across the county have come together to show solidarity with those fleeing violence and persecution in Afghanistan. Last week Asylum Welcome, an organisation that supports asylum seekers, refugees, and vulnerable migrants living in Oxfordshire, hosted a meeting to share concerns about

2021-08-31T09:33:27+00:00August 30th, 2021|

Oxfordshire community leaders respond to Afghanistan Crisis: “Surely we can do better.”

Joshua Low and Yan Chen report on the responses and actions of local Oxford and Oxfordshire leaders, charities, and residents in the face of the evolving situation in Afghanistan. In light of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, representatives of Oxfordshire MPs, councillors, Afghan leaders, Afghan newcomers, and community organisations met last Friday, 20th August, calling on

2021-08-31T09:24:33+00:00August 28th, 2021|

Asylum Welcome’s Statement on Afghanistan

The Asylum Welcome community in Oxfordshire is extremely concerned about the devastating situation in Afghanistan and how this is affecting thousands of Afghan refugees in Oxfordshire. We are glad to hear that the Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the resettlement of 5,000 refugees this year 'with the potential of accommodating up to 20,000

2021-08-26T10:24:32+00:00August 18th, 2021|

Asylum Welcome displays orange hearts of solidarity with refugees

Joshua Low reports on Asylum Welcome’s exhibition in Oxford. Asylum Welcome, a local Oxford charity supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, has launched a mini-exhibition at the Old Fire Station called “Have Heart, Take Heart” to display messages of solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire. The exhibition will be open until 21st August, and these messages are also

2021-08-16T15:24:51+00:00August 16th, 2021|

The 70th Anniversary of the Refugee Convention, and why it matters today

The 28th July 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention. The Convention was signed in 1951 by a group of nations that agreed to welcome people displaced by the events of the Second World War and its aftermath. In 1967, the Convention expanded to include all people fleeing persecution, and this has been

2021-07-29T20:14:01+00:00July 29th, 2021|

Oxford through refugee eyes: Asylum Welcome takes local leaders on refugee-led walking tour

Joshua Low and Yan Chen report from Asylum Welcome's alternative tour of Oxford for Cherwell. On the drizzly Friday afternoon of 18th June, six local Oxford residents who are also refugees or asylum seekers doubled as tour guides and took local community and political leaders around organisations and locations that were vital to them

2021-07-21T10:50:28+00:00June 28th, 2021|

Asylum Welcome to host alternative Oxford tour for community leaders during Refugee Week 2021

Joshua Low and Yan Chen report on a new tour set up by the charity Asylum Welcome for Cherwell. Asylum Welcome, an Oxford-based charity for refugees and asylum seekers, is planning to take local councillors and community leaders on an alternative walking tour of Oxford on Friday 18th June. The tour is one of a series

2021-07-21T10:57:54+00:00June 17th, 2021|

Oxford Charity Asylum Welcome fights Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration

Yan Chen describes the actions taken by Oxford Charity Asylum Welcome to combat the Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration for Cherwell. To challenge the Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration, Oxford-based charity Asylum Welcome is providing Zoom consultation sessions, encouraging people to write to MPs, and soliciting ideas for collaborative action against the

2021-07-21T11:01:28+00:00April 23rd, 2021|
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