Together with Refugees at Bar Gate, Southampton

Yesterday we held a rally in the centre of Southampton to show solidarity with refugees and people seeking asylum. Lots of people stopped and wanted to show their solidarity. Representatives of Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG), CLEAR (City Life Education and Action for Refugees), Southampton Stand up to Racism (SUTP), Amnesty International and Greenpeace were among organisations participating, working together for a kinder, fairer asylum system.

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Vaccine Voices

Ahmed Uddin is the Vaccination Outreach Manager for the Red Cross in the UK. In this short interview he shares some of the challenges of encouraging ethnic minorities, refugees and asylum seekers to get vaccinated. Support the work of the Red Cross

Vaccine Voices

Read the real stories of people discussing their opinion about the Covid-19 vaccines or their experiences of having one and explore how to develop skills for managing worries and making decisions. Vaccine Voices.

Refugees Welcome in Southampton

Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) have just launched a weekly cultural event for clients and visitors in conjunction with Southampton Central Library. Today the librarian introduced us to the resources and facilities available in the library. The plaque by the entrance to the library commemorating the arrival of 4,000 children from Spain on the Habana in 1937 reminds us that Southampton has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

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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