Asylum and refugee projects shortlisted for Liberty award

Residents of the small Welsh market town of Narberth have been shortlisted for Liberty’s 2017 Human Rights Awards.

Croeso Arberth and the people of Narberth have been nominated “for their work to provide a safe haven for refugee families fleeing war and terror”. As a community they were unwilling to stand by and watch the refugee crisis.

They worked together to raise money to welcome Syrian refugees into their community through the UK Government’s community sponsorship scheme. You can read more about their efforts in an article from July and keep up to date with progress on their website.

The other groups nominated in the ‘More In Common’ category (in association with the Jo Cox Foundation) are:

Right to Remain for their work training activists around the country as part of their These Walls Must Fall campaign to end indefinite immigration detention. You’ll find lots of information, leaflets and briefing papers on their website. Their campaign seeks to end the UK policy of locking up people (with no time limit on their detention) who do not yet have leave to remain in the UK, or whose leave to remain has expired.

The Unity Centre, Glasgow for their work providing help, advice and emotional solidarity to those facing and experiencing deportation, destitution or detention.

The winner will be announced in London on 24 October.