Haringey Giving has set up this page where you can donate to support Afghan refugees arriving in the borough.
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Haringey Council has committed to resettle eight Afghan families through the two Government resettlement schemes. In addition, it says donations will be used to support those who have arrived in the UK without the support of official relocation or resettlement schemes.
Haringey Welcome, which I volunteer with, is pleased to see the Council publicly refuse to use the divisive language of 'good' and 'bad' refugees. We must support all in need of protection, however they arrive in the country. We were happy to recently put out this joint statement with the Council opposing Hostile Environment legislation.
The Government's proposed Borders Bill, if passed this autumn, will criminalise those arriving by irregular means, such as on small boats across the Channel. Yet the majority have a well founded claim to seek asylum in the UK. Government seeks to detain, deport, and off-shore people arriving irregularly, deny them access to the asylum system, and make it an offence to provide support to them. Refugee resettlement is not a replacement for international protection.
If you agree that this is wrong, please encourage the Council to continue to speak out against the Hostile Environment, including this latest legislation.