Shabaz’s mother remains in Syria caring for elderly relatives and doesn’t know what has happened to her son as her husband can’t bring himself to tell her. But, he says, she knows something is wrong. The guilt of what happened to their son weighs heavily on him. As he himself says, “We ran from death in syria. We came to Scotland to live, not to die”. Many members of their family are fragmented all over the world because of this refugee crisis, enduring suffering still. There is no normal, no standard of living to achieve, there is just getting to the point of being treated with basic human dignity seems to be a feat of itself. In a way, they are a symbol of what’s happening in Syria.
Room for Refugees (London) “Airbnb for Refugees” Mohammed Reproduced from The Guardian newspaper’s photo-essay of the Room for Refugees programme See YouTube video of Mohammed at Joanne’s home Mohammed, 35, from Palestine. Living with Joanne MacInnes, an actor and activist, in west London, and on weekends her daughters Malila, 12, and Eve, 14 “We play […]
By Alison Phipps IN my arms is a three-week-old baby. Her mother, who is from sub-Saharan Africa, has been evicted from the temporary London accommodation where she’d been placed after receiving refugee status, as she was found to have a well-founded fear of persecution. And now, mother and baby have come to stay in my […]
Professor Alison Phipps writes about her and her husband Robert’s experience of hosting refugees through Positive Action in Housing’s Room for Refugees Programme and its predecessor, which was simply called “accommodation project” … IN my arms is a three-week-old baby. Her mother, who is from sub-Saharan Africa, has been evicted from the temporary London accommodation […]
26 May 2017 Positive Action in Housing has welcomed Holyrood’s Equality and Human Rights Committee’s report on destitution. The Committee’s report recognises the huge challenges facing people seeking safety here, and states that “destitution is built into the asylum process”. The Scottish Parliament Committee found that insecure immigration status – as experienced by people in the […]
ONE woman spends her days looking for pennies on the street to help her survive. Another has become so paranoid she goes hungry because she fears she will be poisoned at her local foodbank. Some have ended up in psychiatric wards, or made suicide attempts. Welcome to the fallout of the UK asylum system, […]
Please sign our petition at www.change.org Positive Action in Housing (Registered Charity SC027577) is a refugee and migrant homelessness charity with a global remit. We run the Room for Refugees Scheme whereby people offer to take refugees into their own homes. We have almost 3,500 fully-registered refugee hosts in every single part of the UK. […]
Room for Refugees is one of those ideas that makes the world a better place. It brings people together, those who need to find a home when they have lost all else, with generous individuals who want to share their home. The concept was pioneered by Positive Action in Housing […]