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Protest against Nationalities and Borders and Nationalities Bill

The Organisation Oxford Stand Up to Racism had announced the protest.

“There are lives at stake”: Students and colleges at Oxford University respond to Afghanistan Crisis

The shockwaves from the rapid collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban takeover since 15th August have been keenly felt across the University of Oxford. They have hit Oxford Afghan students, led to safety concerns for academics in Afghanistan from Oxford Colleges, and resulted in discussions about how the University and members of its community can help. 

Oxfordshire community leaders respond to Afghanistan Crisis: “Surely we can do better.”

“Now, our sisters, mothers, daughters, and aunts are under lockdown for the rest of our lives,” said Shaista Aziz, Labour City Councillor for Rose Hill and Iffley and Cabinet Member for Inclusive Communities, sharing in the meeting what an Afghan woman from Oxford had said to her. 

Asylum Welcome displays orange hearts of solidarity with refugees

Featuring more than 150 postcards with orange hearts comprising of words of kindness, solidarity, and welcome, the exhibition was launched on 28th July in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention of 1951.

Oxford through refugee eyes: Asylum Welcome takes local leaders on refugee-led walking tour

A recurring message in the walk was how refugees can enrich the cultural, economic, and social lives of the communities they find themselves in.

Asylum Welcome to host alternative Oxford tour for community leaders during Refugee Week 2021

"The activities of this year’s Refugee Week take place against the backdrop of potential enormous change in the landscape for refugees in the UK, as the Home Office plans a significant overhaul of its immigration and asylum systems."

Oxford Charity Asylum Welcome fights Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration

"To challenge the Home Office’s proposed New Plan for Immigration, Oxford-based charity Asylum Welcome is providing Zoom consultation sessions, encouraging people to write to MPs, and soliciting ideas for collaborative action against the proposed policy changes."

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