We are in regular contact with four Syrian families living in Chichester under the government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme; a total of 14 people. The families arrived in the UK after fleeing their homes and spending years in refugee camps in countries such as Turkey and Jordan. Click here to find out more about the Syrian civil war and the Syrian refugee crisis.
Soon after setting up our organisation in 2016, we started working with UASC (Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children) living locally. Since then, we have developed strong relationships with many of these young people and have widened our reach to around 30 young asylum seekers in West Sussex. Many have fled from war and persecution in countries such as Sudan, Eritrea and Iran, and stayed in the Calais camp before arriving in the UK.
We also support a young man from Cameroon, who was left destitute after his asylum claim was rejected by the Home Office.
Click on each country above to find more about why people are forced to flee.
Alongside those currently in the UK, we are also in contact with a number of asylum seekers in Northern France and are developing ways of expanding our support to those in need in this area.
To find out how we support these individuals, please visit our what we do page.