Perceptions and misconceptions

It’s easy for us to judge other people without taking into consideration the real struggle they may face, whether it be a homeless person on the street or a preconception on somebody’s religion. This short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvOnXh3NN9w addresses a variety of sociological issues surrounding the historical, geographical and political situation in Syria. It also discusses the negative […]

Why the ‘refugee crisis’ isn’t really a crisis

Over the past few weeks the term ‘refugee crisis’ has become a regular headline and familiar term to all of us in the UK. The shocking pictures of drowning bodies, rough sleepers and hopeless people are reminders of past devastations; the 2005 Tsunami, the earthquake in Nepal and every civil war for the last 50 […]

Ever wondered why asylum seekers are entitled to housing?

Have you ever wondered why Asylum Seekers must be housed by the government whilst they wait for their asylum claim to be heard? It is because of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights –the right not to be subjected to torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Find out more about it on […]

Update from the Big Yellow team

Here is the latest update from the amazing team at Help Calais – working to organise and deliver donations directly to the refugees who need it most across Calais Hello (again – for some people!) Firstly – thank you so much for your support so far, we really are making a difference! Secondly – BIG NEWS! […]

Barnet Citizens Sukkot Resettlement Action

Barnet Citizens are asking you to help save lives by coming to their Sukkot Resettlement Action! Join them to celebrate the festival of Sukkot with a coalition of citizens from Barnet, who are coming together to campaign for Barnet Council to commit to resettle 50 Syrian Refugees. They will be joined by Richard Cornelius, leader of Barnet Council, […]

An update from Calais

This is a crosspost from Facebook Back from the Jungle today. The work people are putting in at the new warehouse is extraordinary. The ongoing work to make the distribution more efficient and more human is quite incredibly moving – with distributions turning into street parties. The goodwill and energy of the people in the […]

Job opening with Reform Judaism – Refugee Response Coordinator

The Movement for Reform Judaism have posted up a job opening a- Refugee Response Coordinator. They are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and have asked for a CV and 500 words on ‘the first steps you would take that make a difference within a short amount of time’. If you think you […]