Asylum Welcome Statement on the reopening of Campsfield Immigration Removal Centre in Oxfordshire

In December 2018, Campsfield immigration detention centre in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, was finally closed, 25 years after it opened. As an organisation, Asylum Welcome was born out of the community campaign to close Campsfield, having run a visiting programme for those held in the centre. We have seen first-hand the trauma and harm done by detention

2022-06-28T16:10:44+00:00جون 28th, 2022|

Refugee Community Organisation Profile: Syrian Sisters

During Refugee Week, we are launching 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 Syrian Sisters. The civil war in

2022-06-24T02:03:45+00:00جون 24th, 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

2022-06-20T13:13:30+00:00جون 20th, 2022|

Bike Oxford

We are excited to announce that we will be taking part once again in Bike Oxford this year, hoping to raise funds for Asylum Welcome and Sanctuary Wheels. Bike Oxford is a day event where cyclists of all abilities are offered the opportunity to ride one of the signposted routes of

2022-06-16T06:59:28+00:00جون 16th, 2022|

Refugee Week 2022 Events in Oxford and Reading

More than 20 events are taking place in Oxford and Reading this year to mark Refugee Week 2022. There is something for everyone: exhibitions, film screenings, a guided tour, a pop-up marketplace and a quilt making workshop! During Refugee Week, we celebrate the positive impact that refugees have in our society - an impact

2022-06-14T16:36:25+00:00جون 14th, 2022|

Asylum Welcome says: NO OFFSHORING TO RWANDA!

The controversial plan to begin removing asylum seekers to Rwanda has been given the go-ahead, pending a high-court appeal on Monday. The first flight is expected to leave on Tuesday (14th June). Under this new scheme, anybody who arrived in the UK after the 1st of January by routes deemed ‘illegal’ by the Nationality

2022-06-13T09:33:22+00:00جون 13th, 2022|

Ruskin Community Learning Classes at Asylum Welcome

We are delighted that Ruskin College are holding the following courses at Asylum Welcome. English for employment  English for employment  Our English for employment course will help you become fluent enough in English that you feel confident in the world of work, allowing you to speak up and better interact

2022-05-12T15:33:19+00:00مئی 11th, 2022|
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