More than 50 organisations call for Oxfordshire to house ‘its share’ of Afghan refugees

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

2021-08-31T09:33:27+00:00August 30th, 2021|

Oxfordshire community leaders respond to Afghanistan Crisis: “Surely we can do better.”

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

2021-08-31T09:24:33+00:00August 28th, 2021|

Volunteers and MP call on Government to allow more Afghan refugees to UK

Eirian Jane Prosser reports on how volunteers who work with asylum seekers and MPs are calling on the government to house more refugees from Afghanistan in the coming months.  On Tuesday the first rescue flight carrying evacuees from Afghanistan landed in Oxfordshire at RAF Brize Norton, near Carterton. It

2021-08-20T15:29:11+00:00August 20th, 2021|

Asylum Welcome displays orange hearts of solidarity with refugees

Joshua Low reports on Asylum Welcome’s exhibition in Oxford. Asylum Welcome, a local Oxford charity supporting refugees and asylum-seekers, has launched a mini-exhibition at the Old Fire Station called “Have Heart, Take Heart” to display messages of solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers in Oxfordshire. The exhibition will be open until 21st August, and these messages are also

2021-08-16T15:24:51+00:00August 16th, 2021|

Oxford through refugee eyes: Asylum Welcome takes local leaders on refugee-led walking tour

Joshua Low and Yan Chen report from Asylum Welcome's alternative tour of Oxford for Cherwell. On the drizzly Friday afternoon of 18th June, six local Oxford residents who are also refugees or asylum seekers doubled as tour guides and took local community and political leaders around organisations and locations that were vital to them

2021-07-21T10:50:28+00:00June 28th, 2021|

Asylum Welcome to host alternative Oxford tour for community leaders during Refugee Week 2021

Joshua Low and Yan Chen report on a new tour set up by the charity Asylum Welcome for Cherwell. Asylum Welcome, an Oxford-based charity for refugees and asylum seekers, is planning to take local councillors and community leaders on an alternative walking tour of Oxford on Friday 18th June. The tour is one of a series

2021-07-21T10:57:54+00:00June 17th, 2021|

Oxford Charity Asylum Welcome fights Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration

Yan Chen describes the actions taken by Oxford Charity Asylum Welcome to combat the Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration for Cherwell. To challenge the Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration, Oxford-based charity Asylum Welcome is providing Zoom consultation sessions, encouraging people to write to MPs, and soliciting ideas for collaborative action against the

2021-07-21T11:01:28+00:00April 23rd, 2021|

EU citizens urged to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

Oxford’s EU citizens are urged to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before the deadline of 30 June 2021, and to contact the Europa Welcome service if they need help with their application. Those who have not applied by the deadline will lose their legal rights to live, work and access benefits in

2021-07-08T19:34:57+00:00November 6th, 2020|

Support for homeless people, including those with no recourse to public funds (NRPF), during and after the Covid-19 pandemic

Asylum Welcome has recently signed two important letters addressed to national and local authorities urging them to commit to providing ongoing shelter and support to all those experiencing or at risk of homelessness during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, and to do so regardless of immigration status. We are also publicly calling on the

2021-07-08T19:57:29+00:00June 27th, 2020|
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