February 1, 2017
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Inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland

Guest post by Katharine Weatherhead Last week, on 25 January 2017, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee announced that an inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland is underway. Let’s look at some elements of the inquiry. What is the … Continue reading

January 27, 2017
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Destitute refugee children in Scotland a growing concern

Analysis of the destitution grants awarded by RST over the 9 months from April to December 2016 show that the number of children we are supporting continues to increase. 20% of the grant applications over this period included children – … Continue reading

January 23, 2017
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Destitution in Scotland

Asylum seekers are at risk of destitution throughout the asylum process, particularly when their asylum claim is refused and their support is withdrawn. An unknown number of asylum seekers live in Scotland, sometimes for years, without income, failing to reach … Continue reading

October 22, 2016
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Cosmic Ceilidh to support the Refugee Survival Trust!

Come along to the Ceilidh Collective‘s Cosmic Ceilidh on Saturday 19 November 2016 in the Wash House in Portobello! Proceeds from the ceilidh will be split between the Edinburgh Sick Kids and the Refugee Survival Trust. Buy your tickets now!

October 20, 2016
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Double your donations!

We’re participating in the #growyourtenner campaign, which means that until funding runs out, all donations given via our Local Giving page will be match funded! Even better, all direct debits will be match funded for 3 months! Please donate what you … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
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Solidarity with Refugees – Edinburgh

RST members and supporters will be joining other organisations to stand in solidarity with refugees this Saturday in Edinburgh – come along if you’re free! Saturday 17th September 2pm – 5pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood To coincide with the London “Solidarity … Continue reading