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Refugee Community Organisation Profile: The Oxford North Africa Community

During Refugee Week, we launched a new feature, to promote the work of Refugee Community Organisations within Oxfordshire. We interviewed members of these groups and asked them what the theme for Refugee Week this year, Healing, means to them. This week, we hear from The Oxford North Africa Community (ONAC). ONAC was established in June

By |July 28th, 2022|

‘Cultures, Crossings, and Communities’: Asylum Welcome and Oxford Festival of the Arts host an All-Day Bazaar

By Iman Hakimi, Comms and Advocacy Volunteer  To close Refugee Week 2022, Asylum Welcome partnered with the Oxford Festival of the Arts to host ‘Cultures, Crossings, and Communities’, an All-Day Bazaar at Magdalen College School. Festivities were followed by a panel discussion chaired by BBC political correspondent Rob Watson, with local councillors and refugees as speakers.

By |July 12th, 2022|

I took Asylum Welcome’s Alternative Walking Tour… this is what I learned

By Iman Hakimi, Comms and Advocacy Volunteer The Oxford Alternative Walking Tour: an informative and convivial event which magnified the interconnectedness of charity, community, and solidarity. To kickstart celebrations for Refugee Week 2022, Asylum Welcome organised an Alternative Walking Tour of Oxford on Saturday 18th June: three guided tours led by Oxford-based refugees and asylum

By |July 12th, 2022|

World Refugee Day: Celebrating Difference A Conversation with Nadine Kaadan

To mark World Refugee Day 2022, watch the interview that Nuha Abdo, our Refugee and Migrant Community Support Coordinator, made with Nadine Kaadan, children’s author and illustrator, who penned the story for Little Amal’s visit to Oxford in October 2021. Kaadan’s story, ‘Amal Meets Alice’, brought the companionship of Amal and Alice to life. The

By |June 20th, 2022|

The Anti-Refugee Bill has become Anti-Refugee Law, but we won’t back down…

This is a dark time for us as refugee advocates, but it's also a chance to regroup, reflect on our achievements, and reaffirm our commitment to treat all refugees and asylum seekers equally, with dignity and respect, regardless of how they arrived here. Following nine months of debate, significant opposition from UNHCR, national and international

By |May 2nd, 2022|

‘HERE’ Review: Exciting and direct theatre which advocates for hospitality in storytelling

By Iman Hakimi, Communications Volunteer  The one-word simplicity that Lindsey Rodden has chosen for the title of her latest production – ‘HERE’ – conjures questions around place, belonging and location even before the play springs into action. At surface level, ‘HERE’ is an estate in Byker, an urban, working-class district in Newcastle. ‘HERE’ is a library which doubles as

By |April 25th, 2022|

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