Scottish Refugee Council
Scottish Refugee Council launch #cupofteawitharefugee campaign to build empathy
Charity seeks to create new bonds of friendship between Scots and refugees through “tea-drinking events”
THE SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (SRC) has launched a new campaign today (Thursday 27 October) which aims at bringing ordinary people together with refugees to share experiences.
Charities rally for women's participation as Scottish Government welcomes new powers
Organisations call for women to make their voice heard against austerity
WOMEN’S and equalities groups have called out to women across Scotland to contribute their views to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Social Security.
The call follows the new powers that will be transferred to the Scottish Government as a result of Scotland Act 2016.
Scots charities and Syrian refugees gather to condemn Calais crisis
Survivors of war and campaigners join to discuss issues of war and refugee provision
THE SCOTTISH REFUGEE COUNCIL (SRC) are among Scottish and UK based charities who will condemn the process of closure of the Calais refugee camp and call for more action from the UK Government tonight (4 October).
The calls will come after the announcement by French president Francois Hollande that the refugee camp euphemistically known as “the Jungle” will be dismantled by the end of the year.
Scottish Refugee Council challenges landlords to do better for refugees
Council issues guide to landlords and housing groups to ensure refugees’ right to quality accommodation is respected
THE right to quality housing is "fundamental" in allowing new refugees in Scotland to reach their "full potential", according to the Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) in a new housing guide.
The report was commissioned following what it suggests is a growing need for good provision in housing for refugees coming to Scotland and concerns about the quality of housing provided.
Charities plea for public to not forget Iraqis in aftermath of Chilcot
Campaigners warn provision and protection of refugees may be overshadowed by Chilcot Report
SENIOR research fellow Eva Svoboda of The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has pleaded with the public and politicians not to forget the human consequences of the decision to go to war in Iraq.
The comments came in response to the finding of Sir John Chilcot’s inqury in to the 2003 conflict which showed it was poorly planned and based on flawed intelliegence.
The UK Government and private sector produce an asylum services system that "humiliates and degrades"
Patrick Harvie has called on the Scottish Government to back a public sector bid for asylum services
PATRICK HARVIE has reiterated calls for the Scottish Government to enter a public sector bid for support services for asylum seekers in Scotland.
This follows recent criticism of both the UK Government and private sector involvement in asylum services by the Scottish Refugee Council.
FGM issues in Scotland to be explored in new play
Cora Bisset play has support of Scottish Refugee Council
The issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) will be explored in a new play to be performed in Scotland.
The production by the National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) and Manchester Theatre Contact is called RITES and has been created by director Cora Bisset and poet Yusra Warsama.
The show is based on real stories of girls and mothers in the UK and the producers have been working with the Scottish Refguee Council (SRC) in order to research communities affected by FGM.
Seeking refuge : Devolution of asylum policy remains an urgent issue
On the night of 18 September, Scotland anxiously waited for the results of the independence referendum. For voters, this was a choice that could determine futures and change lives. The turnout was appropriately high, at 84.6 per cent. But for some unable to cast a ballot, the vote was of no less significance.
Anderston Kelvingrove Church is situated just west of Glasgow city centre. During the day it operates as a regular church, running various classes and activities. But at 8pm every night, this building becomes an adapted night shelter for the city's destitute asylum seekers.