Borough of Sanctuary

On the 26th July 2017 something extraordinary happened in Colchester. A motion was put forward to the Cabinet meeting of Colchester Borough Council by Cllr. Rosalind Scott. Both Maria Wilby and Rahaf Alghalyoun spoke in support of the motion. Two members of Colchester Sixth Forms Friends not Foes group also spoke about the projects they […]

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 […]