Vital Services and Tech Support for Refugees

Vital Services and Tech Support for Refugees
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On 25th May 2020 we successfully raised £1,036 with 55 supporters in 28 days

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Started on 27th April 2020 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

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Asylum seekers and refugees already face isolation, homelessness, neglect and destitution. The current pandemic and social distancing have exacerbated the challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Most of us are confined to our homes and have become even more dependent on technology and the internet to work, study, socialise and stay connected.

Can you imagine not having a telephone, a computer or internet right now?

Refugees and asylum seekers face tech inequality and a majority of them do not have digital devices, computers, data or internet at home. As a result, they are unable to access online educational tools, resources and support networks.

Bristol Refugee Rights provides vital services for refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol.  This is how Bristol Refugee Rights is helping refugees and asylum seekers right now:

  • Providing an advice service hotline five days a week for asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 lockdown. 
  • Meeting vital needs of families and individuals on various issues including shelter, food, safety, medication and data.
  • Staff and volunteers call up to a 100 families and individuals a week to provide wellbeing services and combat isolation. They regularly check on elderly asylum seekers, single mothers, people with disabilities and/or mental health issues by providing them support services and a friendly ear.
  • Providing multiple online platforms for families and individuals to meet each other and alleviate the loneliness social distancing creates.

***Virtual Film Night***

In order to support refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol, I am raising money for Bristol Refugee Rights by hosting a virtual film watching event to see Midnight Traveller, a powerful refugee documentary filmed on a phone, by Hassan Fazili. This event will also be an opportunity for us to discuss migration and relevant issues with Mr Hassan Fazili and Asli Tatliadim from Bristol Refugee Rights.

Update: This event is now supported by the Bristol Doctoral College's Community Fund. To participate in this event, please contact me through email (below) and I will share the information you need to access the event. I encourage you to make a donation to this fundraiser to support refugees and asylum seekers, however it is not requirement to participate in the event. Due to copyright laws, only those residing in the UK are able to participate.

Special guests: Hassan Fazili (director), Asli Tatliadim (Impact and Communications coordinator at BRR) and Dr Jacqueline Maingard (Reader in Film) at the University of Bristol.

Date: 16th May, 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Where: via Zoom screen sharing.

***If you would like to participate in the event, please contact me at [email protected] and let me know. I will send you information on how to join the event***

With your support, Bristol Refugee Rights will provide phones, tablets and data packages to those who need them the most, including children, and continue their crucial advice and wellbeing services.




Joanne Strachan
22nd May 2020 at 12:52pm

pledged £6

Angela Weston
21st May 2020 at 9:40pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Gaia Joloidovsky
17th May 2020 at 7:28pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

17th May 2020 at 4:46pm

pledged £15

17th May 2020 at 2:05pm

pledged £10

Jane Burgess
17th May 2020 at 1:15pm

Thanks for this opportunity to gain an insight into the lives of refugees

Jane Burgess
17th May 2020 at 1:14pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

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16th May 2020 at 9:31pm

pledged £5

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Linzy Na Nakorn
16th May 2020 at 9:09pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

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Susan McArdle
16th May 2020 at 8:10pm

Thank you for including us and giving us the opportunity to watch this film

Susan McArdle
16th May 2020 at 8:09pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

Mary Stevens
16th May 2020 at 8:01pm

pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid

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