Features

‘People are still here, and they are thriving’: how a local network has stepped up for asylum seekers

Since 2008, Bristol Hospitality Network has hosted nearly 250 asylum seekers at risk of destitution. As co-founder Rachael Bee steps down, we look back at her legacy and what has changed for people seeking refuge in the city.

‘I’m not taking any more asylum seekers’: Stagecoach ‘urgently’ investigating discrimination claims

Listen: The Bristolian Refugee by Sam Sayer

Opinion

‘Rwanda is just one part of the government’s latest attack on asylum seekers’

Bristol Refugee Rights outlines the stark impact of the Nationality and Borders Act on asylum seekers – from dodgy age assessments to going underground.

Reports

Inside the refugee facility in Poland where a Bristol charity is helping Ukrainians get to the UK

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The budget hotels where asylum seekers live in limbo

Ukraine community group helps to plug gaps in government’s refugee resettlement scheme

'Ukrainians in Bristol' has nearly quadrupled in size since the Russian invasion. It started as a Facebook group but now acts as an information centre helping to bring over refugees and organise aid.

Bristol council to call on government to improve support for Ukrainian refugees

A number of motions related to Russia's invasion have been submitted to full council.

More than 60 Afghan refugees offered temporary sanctuary in Bristol

Local health bosses say almost 200 people fleeing the Taliban may arrive in the city, with mayor Marvin Rees telling councillors local landlords have committed to housing 16 families so far.

‘Their lives and safety are in great danger’: Students urge Bristol Uni to protect Afghan alumni

A campaign is urging Bristol University to protect fellow alumni - one a women’s rights activist - stranded in Kabul, who fear for their lives as the Taliban retake the capital.

Bristol pledges to welcome 10 Afghani families fleeing from Taliban rule

The government has set out a plan for the UK to take up to 20,000 refugees but campaigners are calling for more support.

The personal trainer working out for Bristol’s asylum seekers and refugees

Tim and his family fled from religious persecution in Nigeria. Here he tells how he is taking back control “within a system where you don’t often win”.