Colchester and the University of Essex decide to provide more support for refugees

There has been a stream of positive news about refugees and their human rights in Colchester recently! The University of Essex has decided to support refugees living locally, who wish to go into higher education by offering 3 scholarships worth £10,000 each. This is the result of an almost 2 year long student led campaign. Building on […]

Humanity’s Heart

As outlined on their Facebook page, Humanity’s Heart “intends to witness and share experiences of those turning up in the largest crisis since World War II. Journeying through the UK, Calais, Lebanon & Greece, we met with volunteers, refugees, local residents, spiritual leaders and politicians and explore the deep complexities this human flow of traffic […]

Calais Update – June 2017

The situation in Calais remains very difficult with the French police destroying tents when they find them, leaving hundreds of refugees including families with children with very limited shelter.  The Care4Calais group continue to provide clothing, blankets, hygiene kits and food (in conjunction with Refugee Community Kitchen). There are no longer any official or unofficial […]

Pop-ups at firstsite – food for thought

Refugee Action-Colchester ran a two-day Pop-up Café in December 2016 at Firstsite gallery, with a further one in February 2017. The Pop-ups were planned to coincide with the start and the end of Gee Vaucher’s exhibition “Introspective” – the theme for the pop-ups was ‘Syrian food’ and we prepared dishes that were either traditional dishes or […]

Calais Trip 23rd-25th February 2016

Refugee Action-Colchester in partnership with the University will be making their next trip the the Jungle with 15 students. Along with the students will be two local hairdressers from Wivenhoe and Colchester, who will be offering free haircuts to women and children in the Womens area. We wish them a safe journey and look forward […]