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Ebola medals handed back in protest at the hostile environment

via Mary at Asylum matters “Today a group of medics awarded medals for their work fighting Ebola will be returning their medals in protest over the Government’s policy on NHS healthcare charging for some of the most vulnerable people in our society, including undocumented migrants and destitute asylum seekers. You can read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/23/ebola-heroes-to-protest-over-migrants-being-denied-nhs-healthcare […]

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Asylum Matters: Template for Local Groups’ Response to Government’s Integrated Communities Green Paper

via Andrea at Asylum Matters  Asylum Matters has produced guidance to support local organisations who are interested in submitting a response to the Government’s consultation on its Integrated Communities Green Paper. The strategy sets out the government’s vision for building strong and integrated communities, and proposes a number of actions to deliver this at a […]

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Refugee Awareness Week at Leeds Beckett

We are delighted to announce the final program for Refugee Awareness Week at Leeds Beckett Students’ Union, in partnership with Leeds City of Sanctuary, and student group Action Interactive International. The week will run from 19-25th March and includes sports, food, socials, talks and even a bake sale. All events are totally free and welcome […]

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Emergency protest to support Yarls Wood hunger strikers

What’s been happening so far… Last Wednesday 21 Feb, 120 people in Yarls Wood, an immigration detention centre in Bedfordshire (which holds mainly but not only women) started a 3-day hunger strike. It has gathered momentum and has escalated into work strikes, occupations, and a refusal to co-operate with the mechanisms of detention from the […]

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‘Existence is Enough: 10 Days of Action in Solidarity with Refugees and Asylum Seekers’ – Launch Event 6pm Monday 5th March

Eyewateringly short notice, but here’s an invitation to LUU’s launch event on Monday “Leeds University Union (LUU) would like to invite you to the launch event of our campaign ‘Existence is Enough: 10 Days of Action in Solidarity with Refugees and Asylum Seekers’. This campaign aims to get students to re-think the idea that refugees […]

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Update from WYDAN Nightshelter

via Katrina at WYDAN Last year (2016/17) The WYDAN Nightshelter hosted 23 individual men and provided 398 individual nights of accommodation over 17 weeks. This year, the WYDAN Nightshelter opened on 20th December 2017. We are currently in our 12th week of hosting and have provided 473 nights of accommodation to 26 individual men. As […]

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SATURDAY Emergency demo -Solidarity with Yarl’s Wood hunger striker

When: SATURDAY 3 MARCH 12.30PM Where? BRIGGATE, BY BODY SHOP https://www.facebook.com/events/1857058604585752/ Last Wednesday, 120 people held in immigration detention at Yarl’s Wood started a hunger strike. On Monday they have started an all-out strike, refusing to work. A group of women have staged a sit-in outside the Home Office department within the centre. Demands and […]

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Free workshop by ‘These Walls Must Fall’ – campaign to shut detention centres Thursday 15th February

via Leeds No Borders Free workshop by ‘These Walls Must Fall’ -campaign to shut detention centres Thursday 15th February 17:30 – 19:30 40 Sholebroke Avenue, LS7 3HB https://www.facebook.com/events/535273020180057/ Right to Remain are coming to Leeds to run a workshop in Leeds next Thursday 17.30-19.30pm as part of their These Walls Must Fall campaign around detention. http://detention.org.uk/ […]

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Human Rights and Asylum Housing Conference – 24th February in Sheffield

via Tina at LASSN “AN ACTION DAY CONFERENCE SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2018 10.30 (for 11 a.m. start) to 4 p.m. HUMAN RIGHTS AND ASYLUM HOUSING: Discussing the £4 billion Government AASC (Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts) from 2019 to 2029. THE SANCTUARY, CHAPEL WALK, SHEFFIELD CITY CENTRE (OPPOSITE CRUCIBLE THEATRE) S1 2PD.TEN MINUTES WALK […]

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