By Andy Mitchell Oxfordshire County Council has been urged to take the lead in setting up more formalised and county-wide help for asylum seekers and refugees. Mark Goldring, a director of Oxford-based charity Asylum Welcome, made the plea at this week’s meeting of the full council amid a “huge
The Prime Minister has announced plans to send asylum seekers arriving in the UK to Rwanda. These plans are likely to target single men who would be classed as ‘group 2' (those who have arrived via unsafe and ‘irregular’ routes) under the provisions of the Nationality and Borders Bill. In
On 1 st April, four refugee and migrant charities - Asylum Welcome, Reading Refugee Support Group, Slough Refugee Support and Settled - are joining forces to launch the Thames Valley Immigration Alliance (TVIA), supported by funding from the Justice Together initiative. On 1st April, four refugee and migrant charities - Asylum
Asylum Welcome, the Oxford-based refugee charity, is gearing up to support the many groups, organisations and individuals who have offered to host people fleeing the war in Ukraine. The government's 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme allows people with space in their homes to offer a room to an individual or family
Asylum Welcome is calling on the UK government to do more to enable and assist refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine to come to Britain. The government announced its 'Ukraine Family Scheme' on 2nd March (2). We are concerned that only 750 visas have been issued as of 9th March,
On 13 January 2022 Kat Orman, from BBC Radio Oxford, interviewed Aiham Al Aswadi, former client, volunteer and now member of staff at Asylum Welcome. In this interview, Aiham talks openly about the context and circumstances that led him and his family to leave Yemen, his home
Protestors assembled at 5:15pm on Wednesday 20th at Carfax Tower to chant and give speeches against the Nationalities and Borders Bill...
On Tuesday 26th October, a local rendition of a global child displacement story unfolded in Oxford as crowds packed the streets to participate in ‘The Walk’, a public performance centered on ‘Little Amal’, a 3.5-metre Syrian refugee girl in giant, mobile puppet form...
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
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