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Emergency Appeal - Scotland Welcomes Refugees

This appeal is in aid of 300 asylum seeker families and lone men and women, many fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who are to be made destitute in Glasgow by SERCO, a private landlord subcontracted by the Home Office. Glasgow has the highest asylum population in the UK. SERCO houses 5,000 refugees here. Such an action places added pressure on our...

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Total raised
£16,110.00

Target
£50,000.00

32%

Donations accepted until 31-03-2019

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Emergency Appeal - Scotland Welcomes Refugees

This appeal is in aid of 300 asylum seeker families and lone men and women, many fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who are to be made destitute in Glasgow by SERCO, a private landlord subcontracted by the Home Office. Glasgow has the highest asylum population in the UK. SERCO houses 5,000 refugees here. Such an action places added pressure on our Emergency Relief Fund  and our Room for Refugees Network. Last year we assisted 1,400 destitute refugees to find resolution. We distributed £62K in crisis funds. We arranged 45,000 continuous nights of shelter in the homes of our volunteer "hosts" through the Room for Refugees Network. SERCO is a private landlord not an immigration officer but has taken to commenting on people's right to be here, a dangerous precedent for a landlord. Many of the asylum seekers whom Serco intends to evict are pursuing legal cases and will have their decisions overturned on appeal. Genuine war refugees endure systematic cruelty at the hands of an asylum system that fast tracks them into “refused” asylum status, then leaves them destitute. Through this appeal, we can help people find resolution in a human way.

100% of your donation will go directly to provide emergency support grants to help refugees and asylum seekers rebuild their life in Scotland. It will aid children, pregnant women, the sick and elderly. Please give here, or go to www.positiveactionh.org/donate for other ways to give. For Paypal, donate to donate@positiveactionh.org. Messages of support to home@positiveactionh.org. Facebook updates - Facebook.com/PositiveActionH .

Event date

30-July-2018 - 
31-August-2018

Event type

Emergency Appeal

Event is completed

Event Contact

Key contact
Robina Qureshi
Telephone
01413532220
Email address
robina@positiveactionh.org

Activity log

Ultimately, this is Home Office responsibility. Change the hostile environment and don't allow destitution
Donation by Gisela Renolds
on 05/08/2018
£ 150.00
£ 37.50 gift aid
All th every best for your campAIGN
Donation by Ruth Cook
on 04/08/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Everyone deserves to be supported and respected. "Treat other people as you would like to be treated." It is important that we protect and care for those who have fled for safety.
Donation by Averil & Ian McHaffie
on 04/08/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Consuelo Monteith
on 03/08/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 03/08/2018
Donation by David Sutherland
on 03/08/2018
I hope people in desperate circumstances can always feel welcomed to Scotland.
Donation by Helen Beaton
on 03/08/2018
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Thank you PAIH for your tireless work!
Donation by Jalal Afhim
on 03/08/2018
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
Donation by Ewa Wojtaczka
on 03/08/2018
Donation by Andrew Waddell
on 03/08/2018
£ 200.00
£ 50.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £16,110.00
Direct donations:(offline) £0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £16,110.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£19,371.25

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