Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers Re-opens in Southampton

The Avenue Multicultural Centre drop-in centre for people seeking asylum re-opened in Southampton today. After a gap of 18 months due to Covid restrictions it is good to be back supporting people seeking asylum face to face.

Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group is working in partnership with CLEAR, the Red Cross and Avenue Multicultueral Centre

SWVG are supporting the Together with Refugees Orange Heart Project.

Together with Refugees

At her favourite local beauty spot near Sadlers Mill in Romsey, Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North, joined refugees and people seeking asylum supporting the Orange Heart Campaign organised by Together with Refugees,  to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Britain signing the UN Geneva Convention for Refugees.

The event was organised by the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, a local charity supporting people seeking asylum.

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David Retter on SWVG

David Retter is a trustee of Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG). In this short video he explains why he is working with asylum seekers in Southampton.

To find out more about how you can get involved, please visit SWVG

Welcome to SWVG

As a trustee of SWVG, I am delighted to share this short video about our work. It provides an introduction to the work of Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group. We are volunteers who befriend and support asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area.

For more information visit our website

Stichting Nijlvallei – Nile Valley Project, Cairo

The Revd Dr Jos Strengholt is a member of the Peacemaker Trust International Board of Reference. Jos directs a number of charitable projects in Egypt through Stichting Nijlvallei (Nile Valley), a charity based in the Nederland. In this interview he shares about one project in particular, helping to feed Sudanese refugees in Cairo.

Find out more about Stichting Nijlvallei on their website and Facebook ebook page

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