Helping… not helpless

Dear supporters, The terrible news from Ukraine reminds us that there are many people around the world fleeing war and devastation. It can sometimes feel that we are helpless, but experience shows that we can and do make a difference. Asylum Welcome applauds the public’s generosity in offering to host Ukrainians. We know this

2022-04-20T10:13:14+00:00أبريل 19th, 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+00:00مارس 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+00:00فبراير 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+00:00أكتوبر 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+00:00سبتمبر 21st, 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

2022-03-23T13:45:09+00:00سبتمبر 6th, 2021|

New Nationality and Borders Bill – Your help needed: please act now!

Building on our learning and success in 2021.   Despite all the challenges that Covid threw at Asylum Welcome and our clients in 2020, we were actually able to support more clients with more services between April and March than in the year before. The profile of our work certainly changed to help refugees and

2022-03-23T13:52:58+00:00يوليو 8th, 2021|

Oxford has a heart – and it is orange

Building on our learning and success in 2021. Despite all the challenges that Covid threw at Asylum Welcome and our clients in 2020, we were actually able to support more clients with more services between April and March than in the year before. The profile of our work certainly changed to help refugees and migrants

2021-07-09T20:59:43+00:00مايو 5th, 2021|
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