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Good Practice Together - Afghan Crisis Support, New Events & Opportunities

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August 25 · Issue #20 · View online
Good Practice Together
This month we bring together resources of support for the Afghan Crisis, new events, funding opportunities and job vacancies.
We are currently in the process of producing a handbook by our FIAP team on legal options, advice and resources focused on The Afghan Crisis. Please find below interim resources.

The Afghan Crisis - Exiting Afghanistan
Leaving Afghanistan
A resource on leaving Afghanistan, including advice around airports and documentation, map of Taliban checkpoints, and notes for numerous nationals.
Immigration Relief
A compilation of pathways for migration.
The Afghan Crisis - Info & Support
Useful examples of how partner orgs are communicating with their supporters and navigating offers of support
Information on the Government’s Resettlement Scheme for Afghans
The Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (1 April 2021)
Support for British and non-British nationals in Afghanistan
Charities Focused on Afghanistan
These are some charities focused on the Afghan Crisis, and are not all our partners
The Afghan Crisis - Young People
Immigration Social Work Services
Advice and collated resources, supporting young people from Afghanistan. 
Free Online Carers Support Group
26 Aug, 5.30pm-7pm, Zoom
Delivered by Refugee Council’s therapeutic team, this will be a space for foster carers, accommodation providers and social workers to express concerns about the care of young Afghans.
The Afghan Crisis - Family Tracing
Translated Family Tracing Service
The British Red Cross have translated their family tracing information into Dari and Pashto, directed at those worried about family in Afghanistan. 
The Afghan Crisis - Support Outside the UK
Refugee Action Template Response:
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Strand Bridge House, 138 - 142 Strand, London WC2R 1HH
Phone: 020 3761 9500
 You can also try reaching out to the following places who may be better suited to advise:
  • If you are a non-British national in Afghanistan, or are the family member of a non-British national in Afghanistan, and in need of assistance, you should call the Home Office on (+44) 02475389980. This is a 24 hour a day service.
  • If you are a British national, or family member of a British national in Afghanistan you should call +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option “Consular services for British nationals” or Email help@fco.gov.uk.
  • Afghan Aid - https://www.afghanaid.org.uk/ - Head Office, Kabul, Afghanistan, +93 (0) 799 309 373, afg.info@afghanaid.org.uk
  • Or International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) – who are also in Kabul: https://www.icrc.org/en/contact#worldwide-contacts
 For other enquiries relating to UK immigration and visas, you will have to get in touch with a solicitor who can advise you. You can find immigration solicitors on the Law Society’s website.  http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/
 If you are a refugee and want to bring your family over, please get in touch with the Red Cross who will be able to advise you on family reunion rules. You can also find information on the process on the FreeMovement website.
 Additionally, here are some other charities/organisations which do work internationally which you may find useful to contact:
The Afghan Crisis - Wellbeing
Remember that we have produced wellbeing resources on our website:
The Afghan Crisis - Campaigns
Imix
From a campaigns stance, how we can help refugees in Afghanistan, from writing to our MPs to attending a rally.
Refugee Action Campaigns Update
An overview of the campaigns work at Refugee Action:
  • #CommitToResettlement: We’ve been calling for the Government to set a target for its global resettlement scheme for the past year (see our campaign). 
  • Fighting the #AntiRefugeeBill: We see this week as a key opportunity to talk about the Government’s plans to change the asylum system through the anti-refugee Bill. 
  • Influencing the parliamentary debate: We briefed parliamentarians ahead of the emergency debate in the Houses of Commons and Lords.
Upcoming Events & Courses
  • OISC Registration: Managers & Trustees Ask Us Anything* - 21 Sept
  • Employment Law & Immigration* - 23 Sept
  • OISC Level 2 Asylum & Protection Course* - 4 to 8 Oct
  • OISC Registered…What Next?: Managers & Trustees Ask Us Anything* - 12 Oct
  • OISC Level 1 Asylum & Protection Course* - 14 Oct
  • OISC Level 2 Immigration Course* - 8 to 12 Nov
  • OISC Level 1 Immigration Course* - 6 to 10 Dec
*These courses are restricted to organisations who are FIAP partners. To find out more, managers can contact Daniel Fallon.
Stories of Resilience - Launch event
Wed 29 Sept 1-2pm
Stories of Resilience is a UK-wide storytelling initiative celebrating how migrants worked alongside grassroots groups/organisations to connect and cope in creative ways during Covid-19. This event will showcase the diverse stories and hear from those involved in the project.
Funding Opportunities
The Smiles Fund by Walkers & Comic Relief
Deadline: 11am, 15 Sept 2021
Funds will support projects designed to start conversations and reduce the stigma associated with poor mental wellbeing, as well as promote positive social connections and help people build resilience to tackle life’s everyday challenges.
Job Opportunities
Asylum Matters - Deputy Director
Deadline: 5 Sept 2021
Asylum Matters are looking for a politically-savvy campaigner with a track record of developing impactful campaigns. The Deputy Director will have experience of collaborative working and will bring together expertise and resources from organisations, in order to secure positive asylum reforms.
HBF - Expert by Experience Board of Trustees Observer
Deadline: 20 Sept 2021
The Helen Bamber Foundation are currently recruiting for paid roles (between 8-10 days per year) for survivors of torture and trafficking to contribute, advise and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees on their work and strategy.
We’d love your feedback
Please get in touch with Lizzie if you have any feedback. We’d love to hear from you.
Sending solidarity at this challenging time
Stay safe and look after yourselves,
The Good Practice & Partnerships Team
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