Project Launch Event

House of Commons

On 18 October 2022, we launched our Action Asylum National Program in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament.

Speakers included people seeking asylum who volunteer with the project.

In Iran, I was busy every second of the day with my work and taking care of my family. I don’t want to be an idle person and waste my time.

“Cleaning the beach and planting trees allows me to speak with people and improve my English, rather than being alone in my room. I’m a sociable person and I don’t want to be depressed.”

Ashkan, a lawyer from Iran

Other Speakers on the day included Emma Leaper the National Coordinator, Ewan Roberts the ‘Asylum Link Merseyside’ pilot project centre manager, Project Leads for other Action Asylum projects – Anita David (Portsmouth) & Katharine Lam (Stockton-on-Tees), Jonathon Hulson from the North Wales Wildlife Trust, Anthony Steen CBE (chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation) and Baron Harrington of Watford.

Photos from the event