Room for Refugees U.K. Western Europe and the U.S. – Refugee Hosting Scheme

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            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 […]


Posted Posted in archive, Comment, Europe refugee Crisis appeal, news, news archive

The EU decision to pay 3 billion euros to Turkey to hold back refugees will not stop refugees coming into Europe, it will only make them use more dangerous routes and pay higher sums to people smugglers. 500,000 refugees have arrived via Greece in 2015 so far. More than 3,000 have drowned at sea, and […]

Notes on a Scandal – the Eric Kempson Transcript – 4 November 2015

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Powerful testimony from Eric Kempson about the extent of suffering in Lesvos, what exactly the aid agencies are not doing with the donations they have collected from the public on the back of the Lesvos Refugee Crisis, and testimony about abuses of refugee boats by the Turkish coastguard. Anyone who gives a damn about humanity should read this. […]

News – October 19 2012

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In July 2012, Positive Action in Housing announced its discovery of an alleged fraud committed against the charity by a former employee, and its instigation of a police investigation. Robina Qureshi, Chief Executive Officer of Positive Action in Housing, said: “We are determined to be open and transparent and keep our members, supporters and everyone […]

Messages of Support

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Messages of Support for Positive Action in Housing on the occasion of our Fifteenth AGM Motion to the Scottish Parliament S3M-07137 – That the Parliament congratulates Positive Action in Housing on the occasion of its 15th anniversary; considers that it has provided many important and valuable services over the years in its work to improve […]

Messages of Support

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Its been a challenging year and a highly productive year in which we have delivered on almost every front. And it would be a great boost for our staff, volunteers and management committee, to receive messages of support from everyone who is aware of our work or been in contact with Positive Action in Housing […]

Destitute Refugee Attacked on the Streets of Glasgow

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As we wrote this, a quiet, gently spoken young Iranian ‘asylum seeker’, Ali Mohammed Sadegh, was asleep in the back of our office…We would not normally allow this but then this is not a normal situation. On Friday 16th April at 11.30 pm, Ali was viciously beaten and stabbed by a group of 6 white men in what we believe was a racially motivated crime…Ali has been absolutely destitute for seven months.