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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10 Shows Not to Miss at the Edinburgh Fringe (2021)

After a long period of darkness for live events, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival has returned to Scotland, with a programme packed with a mixture of in-person and online events. We’ve shortlisted the top ten shows to see for those of us interested in themes of migration, refuge, global community and…

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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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AGM 2021

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.

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