2021 Winter Appeal ❄️

It’s winter, it’s cold, it’s more difficult to walk or cycle, it is important not to become isolated. Travel is expensive and the Home Office allowance is not enough to pay for this. For destitute and homeless people who are refugees and/or seeking asylum, everyday living is extremely difficult. How…

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The UK’s Responsibility to Refugees – a letter from our CEO

The situation in Afghanistan is heart breaking to witness. We also know that many people here in Scotland are living with fear and uncertainty for their loved ones who are still in Afghanistan.  Scotland is a generous and welcoming place, and we have been heartened to see and receive many generous offers of help from Scottish people.   Whilst we welcome the UK Government’s announcement to re-settle 5,000 Afghans…

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RST Response to the UK Government’s New Plan for Immigration

Foreword Refugee Survival Trust (RST) has been supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society for 24 years. RST was created in response to the need to protect fundamental human rights aligned to the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) 1950 and the 1951 Convention guaranteeing…

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Women of Courage

Women of Courage Two women share their experiences of asylum and migration with our Trustee, Monojit Chatterji. Sima is a mother of two living in Glasgow. This is her story. She was born and educated in one of Pakistan’s large cities. She is a graduate from a leading Pakistani University….

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Church donates £5,000 to support pregnant women and new mothers seeking sanctuary

Like all people seeking asylum in the UK, pregnant women and new mothers are living on a very low income that makes regular bus use impossible. This can lead to isolation and can make it difficult to access vital support such as food banks and legal meetings about their asylum claim.

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