Suella Braverman’s attack on LGBT+ refugees: “What for her is a political performance is an everyday struggle for us”.

Asylum Welcome rejects Suella Braverman’s unfounded claims regarding gender and sexuality as illegitimate grounds to claim asylum in the UK. Braverman claims that "simply being gay, or a woman, and fearful of discrimination in your country of origin" is no longer a good enough basis on which to be granted refugee status, because there are "vast

By |September 27th, 2023|

The Brook House Inquiry report shows us why Campsfield mustn’t reopen

By Hallam Tuck  'Under the Home Office, and its contractor G4S, Brooke House was not sufficiently decent, secure, or caring for detained people or its staff. An environment flourished in which unacceptable treatment became more likely.’ Kate Eves, Chair of the Brook House Inquiry.  The Brook House Inquiry report published on 19th September has exposed

By |September 27th, 2023|

Asylum Welcome? Reflections on the last two years supporting Afghans

By Mark Goldring, Director  My colleagues witnessed the joy on the faces of nine Afghan children who moved with their parents into a house in Oxford last week. The children love having a garden to play in and rooms to organise as they want, a place where their parents can cook the food they have

By |September 20th, 2023|

Food Bank Harvest Appeal

As the Harvest Festival approaches, we find ourselves facing a critical challenge. The demand for assistance at our Food Bank is rapidly growing, especially during these autumn months. The rising cost of living crisis and the hostile environment have created an urgent need for support. We understand that times are tough for everyone,

By |September 15th, 2023|

34,225 nights

Sanctuary Hosting, our remarkable volunteer hosting service, has recently achieved a significant milestone. It celebrated its eighth anniversary, highlighting the incredible compassion and generosity of volunteer hosts who have provided tens of thousands of nights of secure accommodation to refugees, asylum seekers, and vulnerable migrants. “I’ve no words

By |September 15th, 2023|

Eight years on: remembering Alan Kurdi

By Nadia Kashoo, Asylum Welcome volunteer   Eight years ago today (2nd September 2015), the body of two-year-old Alan Kurdi was found on a beach in Turkey. It was later revealed that Kurdi had drowned mere minutes into a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. The images of Kurdi’s body shocked

By |September 2nd, 2023|
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