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7 December 2021

Oppose the Racist Anti Refugee Bill

Three Chief Executives from refugee and immigrant backgrounds, L to R, Robina Qureshi and Jelina Berlow-Rahman have come together to lead the charge in opposing Home Secretary Priti Patel’s Racist AntiRefugee Bill. Join them. 

3 December 2021

26th Impact Report 2020/21

Positive in Housing’s 26th Annual Impact Report was launched today.

3 December 2021

Open Letter to Boris Johnson – Channel Crossing Deaths

December 2021 The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister and Minister for the Union Cc: The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for the Home Office Department Dear Prime Minister, Channel Crossings Deaths We are writing as representatives of civil society, refugee and homelessness organisations, lawyers, social housing…

26 November 2021

If an Australian or a Canadian can book a flight, why couldn’t Mariam?

A Newly wed bride was amongst the drowned in the English Channel Tragedy.

24 November 2021

Statement in response to the drowning of 27 refugees in the English Channel

Letting refugees drown is tantamount to collateral murder by governments that should know by heart the lessons of the Second World War.

17 November 2021

Statement in response to Home Secretary’s comments about refugees

Responding to Home Secretary Priti Patel’s comments on the UK’s asylum system following the terrorist incident in Liverpool on Sunday, where she stated that Emad Al Swealmeen was able to exploit the country’s ‘broken’ asylum system, describing it as a ‘merry-go-round’ with a ‘whole industry’ supporting people who are intent on causing harm, Robina Qureshi, Director of Positive Action in Housing, a refugee and migrant homelessness and human rights charity said:

4 November 2021

Video of food and conditions at Serco-run hotel

A man who fled the humanitarian crisis in Yemen has shared pictures of food and conditions at a Liverpool hotel run by Rupert Soame’s Serco multinational. The meal includes a bruised apple, an unidentifiable meat and portions of pasta.

7 October 2021

Meet the families living with refugees

Readers’ Digest meets the volunteers opening their homes and their hearts to refugees.

5 October 2021

It’s like Airbnb for refugees: UK hosts and their guests

Think of it as Airbnb for refugees, quips Robina Qureshi. It’s a simple premise: people with a spare room in their house are matched with a refugee or asylum seeker in need of somewhere to stay.

15 September 2021

Shafiq Mohammed, Asylum rights campaigner, 3 September 1966 – 8 September 2021

By Robina Qureshi Sometime in 1993, a 27 year old Pakistani-Scots university student dropped by my office. He asked if he could volunteer. Shafiq Mohammed said he was interested in social housing. He took a great interest in the area of discrimination in social housing affecting poor people. We discussed discriminatory policies,…

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