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Join hands with Asylum Welcome this winter

Dear Friend, My name is Jess Beagent, and I have the enormous privilege of working as the Youth Service Coordinator at Asylum Welcome. I work with 14–25-year-olds who are alone in the UK, far from their parents and families. This year we expect to provide support to more than 3,000 clients. But, as the last

2022-11-25T17:49:13+00:00November 25th, 2022|

The Hand of Friendship – protest through embroidery

Dear Friends, The articles in this newsletter are linked by a common thread of respect for every individual as a human being, a belief that every person has the right to safety, dignity and opportunity, and that we should do all we can to make this a reality. This is

2022-10-31T15:16:10+00:00September 30th, 2022|

Statement on the Reopening of Campsfield IRC

Dear Friends, Many of you will have seen the news yesterday announcing the government’s plan to reopen Campsfield House as an immigration removal centre. The announcement very much fits with the policy of treating asylum seekers as illegal immigrants that has been provided for in the Nationality and Borders Act 2022 that we all

2022-10-10T09:21:36+00:00September 30th, 2022|

We stand in solidarity with all Ukrainians and all refugees coming to the UK

Dear supporters, Our focus this month is on our work with young people, which you can read about below, including the stories of two wonderful young clients that are now working and volunteering with us, but it feels wrong to go to press this week without reflecting on current events

2022-03-23T12:35:35+00:00March 1st, 2022|

People with lived experience at the heart of Asylum Welcome

Featured photo: American Photo Archive / Alamy Two events last week illustrated very different elements of our work. We supported a young woman, who had arrived in Oxford among the thousands flown out of Kabul last summer, to move into her own flat in the city. She was an outspoken activist, at extreme

2022-03-23T12:37:36+00:00February 2nd, 2022|

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

2022-03-23T13:39:45+00:00October 21st, 2021|

Asylum Welcome’s AGM and Afghan crisis response

Dear Friend, I'm delighted that so many people came to the AGM on Monday this week. Of course, it was a shame not to meet again in person, but we heard from three outstanding speakers and I want to highlight their observations in brief. And I want to bring you right

2022-03-23T13:44:59+00:00September 21st, 2021|
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