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….
The Refugee Survival Trust will be hosting our Annual General Meeting on the Wednesday 27th January. Due to the current circumstances, it will be taking place online and we hope to see as many people as possible there. Information about the agenda and how to join will available shortly.
Stuck in a gap between policy and practicality, people are being left destitute and homeless by a hostile environment and a broken and overly-complex asylum process. They need your help urgently as winter approaches. Lockdown brought a brief respite from street homelessness for many people but soon emergency covid accommodation…
The Covid-19 crisis presents unique challenges for us all, and we have had to act quickly to change how we work. Our team is focused on delivering vital services for people seeking asylum who are destitute, homeless or vulnerable, by providing temporary accommodation and support, and through grants for emergency living expenses. Find out more…
Find out how we are adapting how we work in response to Coronavirus. Now more than ever, our emergency grants for asylum seekers and refugees facing destitution and homelessness are needed. So despite office closures, our Destitution Grants Program is still running, providing critical help at a time when many other support networks are not able to operate.
Winter is hard for all of us, but it’s particularly difficult for women seeking asylum in Scotland who are caring for a new born baby or just about to give birth. These young women face challenges much greater than the Scottish weather: poor living conditions, a tiny income to support themselves and their baby, the anxiety of not knowing what happened to family left behind and uncertainty over their future.
The Refugee Survival Trust is able to offer some asylum seekers and refugees the chance to volunteer in our office for a short internship. We always learn so much from our interns and hugely appreciate how they contribute to our work. In this blog, Esther shares the challenges of arriving in Glasgow and the difference that she has made as a volunteer.