Newsletters

PAFRAS’s quarterly news­let­ter con­tains inform­a­tion on the organisation’s activ­it­ies as well as news and opin­ion on cur­rent asylum policy and prac­tice in the UK. It also provides updates on staff­ing and volun­teer­ing changes and spe­cific requests for urgently needed dona­tions. Click on a news­let­ter title (e.g. News­let­ter 18) to down­load it.
 

News­let­ter 32

Autumn 2013

  • More cuts at PAFRAS, a per­sonal mes­sage from Christine Majid
  • PAFRAS Stor­ies — Hatim Has­san Bashir
  • York­shire St Pauli Links
  • Round­hay Ukulele Group Gig
  • Run­ning Men
  • Har­vest 2013
  • Mobile Pones Wanted
  • Cre­at­ive Support

News­let­ter 31

Sum­mer 2013

  • Des­ti­tu­tion in Leeds: Depu­ta­tion to the City Council
  • To Walk in Your Shoes — the pho­to­graphs, plus an excit­ing new pro­ject for PAFRAS clients
  • Fun­drais­ing Thanks
  • Forth­com­ing events

News­let­ter 30

Spring 2013

  • PAFRAS Turns 10
  • On Des­ti­tu­tion, Glas­gow and Bris­tol show the way
  • New Pat­ron: Lemn Sissay
  • Stu­dents Go Coast to Coast for PAFRAS

News­let­ter 29

Winter 2012–2013

  • Chaos at the UKBA
  • Rever­and Canon Alan Taylor — Our Thanks
  • New Bar­ri­ers to Volun­teer­ing for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Wharf Cham­bers Fun­draiser News
  • PAFRAS Run­ners
  • Har­vest 2012

 News­let­ter 28

Autumn 2012

  • No Justice for Jimmy Mubenga
  • Asylum Seeker Hous­ing News
  • Chris Man­ning
  • Wharf Cham­bers Fun­draiser News
  • Ramadan 2012

 

News­let­ter 27

April — May 2012

  • Volun­teer­ing and well-being, Lora Evans
  • Chan­ging Per­spect­ives, David Keogh
  • A day in the life of the drop-in, Sara Magari

All pho­tos cour­tesy of Joe.

News­let­ter 26

Feb­ru­ary — March 2012

  • Pro­file: Ramzi Hana
  • Intro­du­cing AJAR
  • Part­ner­ships
  • Women at PAFRAS
  • New Men­tal Health Worker

 

News­let­ter 25

Decem­ber 2011 — Janu­ary 2012

  • PAFRAS Christ­mas
  • Ira­nian Embassy Closure
  • Fun­drais­ing News
  • IAS Clos­ure Update

News­let­ter 24

August — Septem­ber 2011

  • After Case Res­ol­u­tion: A leg­acy of uncon­cluded cases and trau­mat­ised asylum seekers
  • Racist and inad­equately trained: Inspec­tion by HM Chief Inspector of Pris­ons finds forced removals escorts lacking
  • UPDATE: Legal Aid in Leeds
  • Our Thanks
  • Fun­drais­ing News
  • Kit­chen Worker Needed

News­let­ter 23

May-July 2011

  • PAFRAS Braced for Cuts
  • Leeds’s “Only” Legal Aid Pro­vider for Asylum Cases Closes
  • Staff Changes At PAFRAS
  • Our Thanks
  • Urgent Appeal for Donations
  • Kit­chen Worker Needed

News­let­ter 22

March-April 2011

  • ESOL Pro­vi­sion Under Threat
  • Lind­holme IRC Cri­ti­cised by Pris­ons Inspectorate
  • Mis­sion Accom­plished — Jim Row­land com­pletes his half-marathon (and more than doubles his fund-raising target)
  • Another Chance to See Charles Peck’s Photography
  • Volun­teers Needed!

News­let­ter 21

January-February 2011

  • Rain­bow Hearts Project
  • Run a Mile in these Shoes!
  • Exhib­i­tion: Every­day Life in A War Zone

News­let­ter 20

November-December 2010

  • New Report, The Wages of Fear: Risk, safety and undoc­u­mented work
  • New PAFRAS Brief­ing, Where now for Justice? Legal Aid in West Yorkshire
  • Cel­eb­rat­ing Christ­mas, and our volunteers
  • Imprisoned and exploited: the immig­ra­tion detain­ees who work for next to nothing

News­let­ter 19

September-October 2010

  • Father of five killed dur­ing forced deport­a­tion from the UK
  • 79% of asylum seekers are wrongly refused Legal Aid at appeal
  • New Pafras Website

News­let­ter 18

July-August 2010

  • Straw­ber­ries and Song: fund-raising for PAFRAS
  • Child Deten­tion Not Ended: the deten­tion of chil­dren for immig­ra­tion pur­poses continues
  • No Access to Justice: Legal Aid cuts

News­let­ter 17

May-June 2010

  • The Arch­bishop of York vis­its PAFRAS drop-in
  • New rules for Fresh Claims
  • Refugee & Migrant Justice is forced into Administration
  • 60 second inter­view with Ann Sar­gent, Red Cross Case­worker at the PAFRAS drop-in

News­let­ter 16

March-April 2010

  • Urgent appeal for donations
  • Staff changes at PAFRAS
  • Health­care Policy Update

News­let­ter 15

July-August 2009

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May-June 2009

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March-April 2009

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January-February 2009

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November-December 2008

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September-October 2008

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July-August 2008

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May-June 2008

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March-April 2008

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January-February 2008

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November-December 2007

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September-October 2007

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July-August 2007

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May-June 2007

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March-April 2007