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Britain’s disappointing visa system for Ukraine

“Please do not attempt to travel to the UK without a valid visa.” The statement sits at the top of the Ukrainian advice page on the government website. I mean, it doesn’t say don’t come, but it’s not exactly welcoming either. The refugee crisis continues to intensify. It’s estimated three million citizens have already fled…

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Norwich Refugee Week begins with events in city and university

A week of events promoting further understanding of refugees has begun in Norwich with events on campus and in the city. Norwich Refugee Week is aiming to bring communities across Norfolk together from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rdJune. This nationwide programme of events consists of schools, cafes, community groups and arts centres hosting cultural, educational and…

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Anniversary of our sanctuary status

23 January 2019 marked one year of the University of East Anglia being a ‘University of Sanctuary’ and saw several events take place on the day to celebrate. The title was awarded by City of Sanctuary, a movement promoting the support of asylum seekers and refugees, as UEA had been recognised for its ability to…

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Crowdfunder to buy refugees bikes

A collective of Norwich groups have joined forces to help crowdfund money for people seeking refuge in the city to buy bicycles. The Welcome Wheels project aims to raise money to provide recycled secondhand bicycles, along with accessories and cycling training to local asylum seekers. The project is organised by Bicycle Links, a social enterprise…

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UEA hosts refugee history panel

As part of the nationwide Being Human Festival, UEA hosted a Refugee History Q&A talk on Thursday 23 November, discussing the current status of refugees in the UK. Members of the panel included Orwell Prize shortlisted journalist Rachel Shabi, writer Daniel Trilling, ‘Women for Refugee Women’ campaigner Marchu Girma, equality Think Tank director Omar Khan,…

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