Week of Action and Little Amal

The first day at school is exciting and nerve-wracking for any child. Imagine how it feels for the dozens of Afghan children who recently started school around Oxfordshire. The children – boys and girls, of primary and secondary age – have been in the UK since the much-televised airlift took place, as Kabul suddenly

2021-10-28T13:33:01+00:00October 21st, 2021|

Asylum Welcome’s Afghan crisis response update

Asylum Welcome is working with councils and other public bodies to support over a hundred and fifty recent Afghan arrivals during what could be an extended stay in transition hotels while they await long term housing. This could be anywhere in the U.K. and time frames are not yet clear. The recent evacuees, who

2021-09-24T12:18:43+00:00September 22nd, 2021|

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

2021-10-11T12:26:56+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|

Afghanistan: Asylum Welcome’s Response and How to Support Refugees

Asylum Welcome is deeply concerned about recent events in Afghanistan and the impact that these events are having on innocent people whose safety is now at risk. You can read our full statement here. We are working with councils, charities and community organisations to welcome Afghan refugees to Oxfordshire and support them on their

2021-08-26T10:23:00+00:00August 25th, 2021|
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