Farid’s Story

My name is Farid. Refugee Action asked me to share my story with you to raise awareness of vulnerable refugees who find themselves completely alone in the UK. I come from just outside Kabul in Afghanistan. When I was 13 I said goodbye to everything I knew. My mum told me my life was in […]

Latest Home Office data on UK migration

West Midland Stretegic Migration Partnership have created summary maps for the West Midlands region from the available data. These maps show the number of asylum seekers (in receipt of section 95 support) and the number of individuals resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, as of June 2017, by local authority. Individuals resettled under […]

Gimme Shelter Run – the Aftermath

Thanks to all who ran or walked on the day. Also, big thanks to everyone who raised money through sponsorship…and thanks to all the donors.  We’ll publish the total soon. Well done to all! Redditch Advertiser Report Redditch Standard Report

Refugee Week 2017

    BRWR took part in Bromsgrove’s annual Mediaeval Street Market on Saturday 24th June with a stall and activities. This year we asked visitors to make bunting representing Refugee Week’s theme “Different Pasts, Shared Future”.     We were delighted with the results. Young and old took part and BRWR committee member Claire Davies […]

Syrian Refugees – a Year in Worcestershire

To mark Refugee Week 2017 and the first anniversary of Syrian families arriving in Worcestershire, refugees and their support network have come together to highlight the programme’s success. One refugee family has contributed to a long form story created by the council with additional contributions from Refugee Action, volunteers and the county’s Libraries and Learning […]

We remember Mohammad Alhajali

Among the many heartbreaking stories to come out of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, you may have heard about victim Mohammad Alhajali, who was a refugee from Syria. Mohammad helped to organise the Syrian Refugee Community Iftar, marking the Great Get Together and Refugee Week, and would have been serving food there. Instead he will be […]

Watch the unbelievable moment this family is reunited for Father’s Day

Citizens UK post, republished, about a child refugee, finally reunited with his uncle after thousands of miles, months in the Calais Jungle and on the streets of Paris. Rehan was reunited with his uncle after Safe Passage took legal action forcing the government to bring him to safety. There are hundreds of children just like him […]

Refugee Aid Sorting Day. Volunteers needed. May 31st.

People in Motion are inviting people to help at a sorting day on Wednesday 31st May 11 am – 3pm. Woodend Farm, Bromyard Road, WR13 5JW. Just drive down the tarmac road to the farm buildings. Sorting aid is hard work, but please join us. You’ll make a difference, learn lots, make friends and eat […]

Will your candidate sign the Refugee Pledge?

Hi, Would you encourage your local candidates to demonstrate their commitment to refugee protection by signing the Refugees Welcome Pledge. So far, nearly 470 people have emailed their candidates. That’s an amazing achievement. But we want to do more! It’s a big target for us but we’d love to get 1000 people to email their […]