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Highlights of 2023, City of Sanctuary Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole
  Highlights of 2023- news from the City of Sanctuary Group As we come to the end of 2023, I’ve found some time to reflect on all the amazing work
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New support centre for refugees in Bournemouth.
Refugee Support Europe is setting up its first UK project- a Dignity Centre to support the refugees based in Bournemouth hotel accommodation.   Working closely with ICN, the City of
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Refugees return to barge as Braverman conceals Rwanda costs
Around 30 refugees were forced to return to the Bibby Stockholm this week.   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bibby-stockholm-portland-migrants-home-office-b2432317.html#:~:text=Asylum%20seekers%20have%20been%20forced,discovered%20in%20its%20water%20supply   The Port Authority refused to accept care packages prepared by a local refugee support
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Asylum seekers returning to Bibby Stockholm
The Home Office has informed asylum seekers that they must return to the barge on October 19th. It justifies the move as a cost-saving measure. However, an Investigation by iNews
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Dorset volunteers seek help to support Bibby Stockholm asylum seekers
Paul Kimber, a Dorset Quaker from the Portland Global Friendship Group, has reported on the efforts made to welcome asylum seekers on Portland, including the following update from Laney, one
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Legionella discovered on board the Bibby Stockholm.
All 39 asylum seekers have been removed from the Bibby Stockholm after the Health Security Agency discovered legionella in the water. The harmful bacteria can cause legionnaires’ disease, a potentially
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Some asylum seekers refuse to go to the Bibby Stockholm
The first asylum seekers have arrived at the Bibby Stockholm, but at least 20 refugees have refused to go. Many are being supported by Care4Calais, which has set up an
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Growing opposition to Portland refugee barge
Dorset county councillors have attacked the plan to house up to 500 asylum seekers in a barge moored off Portland, with one condemning it as, “a devil’s deal”.   The
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Dorset refugee news- with thanks to Judith
Donations in support of local refugees and asylum seekers. First of all thank you to all who donated backgammon sets, phones, bikes, trainers, a kindle and a laptop. Homes For
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Dorset police and council leader attack plan to house refugees on barge
    The Home Office proposal to host 506 refugee men on a barge off Portland in Dorset is facing opposition from the local police commissioner and council leader, both
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