In response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames signed up to accept Afghan refugees under the Government’s and Assistance Policy (ARAP) and Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Schemes. With thousands of Afghan refugees waiting in limbo in bridging hotels, more properties are urgently needed to give families the stability they need to rebuild their lives.
Our Befriending Team Leader and Safeguarding Officer, Elizabeth Byrne-Hill, recalls Refugees Welcome in Richmond’s Spring Party on 5th March 2022. Covid restrictions made a New Year’s Party seem unwise and a postponed date in March sounded an excellent idea. But as we approached the Youth Centre on a rather gloomy Saturday afternoon, a wintry wind was blowing… Continue reading Spring Party 2022
We apologise for the long gap since letting you have news of our activities. We all know the reasons why. The past eighteen months have been difficult in terms of visiting and supporting the six Syrian families living in Richmond under the SVPR scheme, but we have been able to offer support with on-line and… Continue reading Newsletter 2021
Thursday 29th June was a special occasion for Refugees Welcome in Richmond (RWinR). We joined with The Three Peas to present an evening of lyrical Syrian music and talks to the accompaniment of the most delicious food and drink. It was a balmy evening, making the secluded garden of the Vineyard Church Café an ideal… Continue reading Refugees and The Three Peas
On Thursday 30th June 2016, Refugees Welcome in Richmond hosted our launch event ‘Stories out of Syria’ in the Waldegrave Drawing Room at St Mary’s University in Twickenham. The aim of the event was to celebrate Syrian culture, raise awareness of what’s been going on in Syria, and gather support for our project to provide… Continue reading Stories out of Syria