• Becoming a University of Sanctuary

    Action for Refugees is pleased to announce an event for the Edge Hill community to find out more about becoming a ‘University of Sanctuary’.

  • Universities of Sanctuary Conference

    The Sanctuary University scheme is relatively new, but is growing rapidly, with universities across the country, from Winchester in the south to Edinburgh in the north enjoying Sanctuary University status. The scheme aims: ‘to inspire and support universities to develop a culture and a practice of welcome within their own institutions, in their wider communities, […]

  • Support for Syrian academics CARA

    THE has recently published on the state of Syrian universities and Syrian academics in exile. CARA, the charity set up in 1933 to support academics escaping Nazism, supports universities in the UK to host refugee academics. In the North West, major universities including Liverpool John Moores and Liverpool Hope are members, enabling refugee academics to […]

  • Refugee Week 17-23 June 2019

    Refugee week 2019 is next week!  Check out the free resources to celebrate refugee week online via the website. The site includes a wide range of education resources including lesson plans and resources for primary and secondary classes. We’d love to hear what you’re doing for Refugee Week – share via Action for Refugees twitter […]

  • Upcoming RefuAid AfR Seminar 20th March 2019

    Action for Refugees are delighted to welcome Anna Jones, RefuAid co-founder, to campus to speak about the innovative work of this award-winning NGO. RefuAid was founded in 2015 in an effort to provide a practical response to forced migration for refugees and asylum-seekers living in the UK. Their primary focus is to provide solutions to […]

  • Update from Calais January 2019

    Update from Calais January 2019

    By Mike Stoddart This post is a follow-up from my visit to northern France in January 18. I was able to return to Calais at the turn of the year to deliver much-needed donations from people concerned regarding the desperate situation there. My vehicle was packed with donations of warm clothes, food and toiletries in […]

  • #COATS4CALAIS

    Can you donate a coat to keep a refugee warm this winter? Over 3,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in Northern France, and temperatures are rapidly dropping. Some as young as 13, with no access to clean clothes, water or shelter. So this holiday season our goal is to provide each and every one of […]

  • The Wanderers Wanderers – [email protected]

    On a warm July evening the Wanderers Wanderers took to the field in the annual staff football tournament in memory of Tom Bell. The organisers were kind enough to welcome players from the local refugee community to take part in the tournament for a second year. An intended outcome for the Action for refugee group […]

  • Demonstration in support of Eastern Ghouta Liverpool city centre, Sunday 25 February 2018

    The Syrian community in Liverpool organised, at very short notice, a moving demonstration in support of their compatriots and, in some cases, former neighbours caught up in the siege of Eastern Ghouta. This was in response to the escalation of the attacks by Syrian government forces and Russian warplanes on Sunday 19 February. Hundreds of […]

  • From our inbox (March 28th)

    More events, calls for papers, new research and other information related to work with refugees that we think should be shared. Documentary about seeking asylum in the UK and the detention process. A Qualitative Research Symposium ‘Understanding Migration’ is to be held on the 12th April at UEA, designed to be as accessible and interactive as possible […]