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Asylum Mattters Update, 27th April 2022

[please note, this was originally sent on 27/4/22  – so references to “today” means 27th, “last night” 26th etc ] Response to Government announcements on asylum system  Last week, the Home Secretary signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Rwanda for the processing of people seeking asylum in that country, rather than in […]

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Advonet Focus Group: Bill of Rights – Monday 25th April 2pm-3pm. Unity Business Centre

The Advonet Group’s monthly Focus Group meeting will look at the proposed ‘Bill of Rights’, which could replace the Human Rights Act, and how it affects marginalised communities. We have two guest speakers. Both will speak about the Bill of Rights and migration. It takes place on Monday 25th April from 2pm-3pm in person at […]

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Leeds Regional Report, April-June 2022 from Migration Yorkshire

5 pages of bang up to date info from (Stefan at) Migration Yorkshire, all viewed from the perspective of folks living and working in the Leeds Region. If you’re reading this post, we absolutely guarantee you’ll find something of interest in here… UK Migration Statistics and Trends Ukraine UK borders and immigration policy Asylum Hong […]

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Council launches Leeds Together For Ukraine appeal in response to refugee crisis

Leeds City Council has announced details of a major fundraising appeal to help those facing upheaval and heartbreak following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The press release regarding the ‘Leeds Together for Ukraine’ appeal to support Ukrainian refugees as they start to arrive in the city is available here: https://news.leeds.gov.uk/news/council-launches-leeds-together-for-ukraine-appeal-in-response-to-refugee-crisis

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Asylum Matters Yorkshire and Humber update, 2nd Match 2022: Advocacy, resources & campaigns

via Mary at Asylum Matters Ongoing advocacy Situation in Ukraine Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the situation in Ukraine, which demonstrates once again how people can be forced to flee for safety overnight. The sector’s response included a joint letter of 50 charities, NGOs and aid agencies urging the UK Government to show […]

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Asylum Matters Update – 1st Feb 2022

We’re recruiting!  Asylum Matters is recruiting for a Wales Campaigns Manager. We’re looking for a dynamic campaigner passionately committed to upholding the rights of people seeking asylum in Wales and across the UK. The closing date for applications is 12pm Monday 7 February. Further information about the role and how to apply is on our […]

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Migrant Aspiration Programme, from Migrant Rights Network. Deadline is beginning of February 2022

If you are a migrant that wants to use your story and voice to get more involved in your communities, this one is for you! Migrant Rights Network have received funding from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust to develop a comprehensive training programme called the Migrants Aspiration Programme (MAP). This programme will seek to support […]

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