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A tribute to Gina Clayton

We in SYMAAG and many others involved in Sheffield’s stressed but dynamic asylum scene were greatly saddened to hear of Gina’s death. She has been one of the key people helping to ensure that asylum…

Vote to Welcome Refugees on May 6th

Ahead of Local Elections on May 6th we invited representatives from Labour, Greens and Liberal Democrats in Sheffield to an Asylum Rights Local Elections hustings to answer the questions “What could a city of sanctuary…

Vote For Refugees Welcome!

Sheffield Local Elections Asylum Rights hustings Thursday 15 April 7pm SYMAAG is inviting representatives from each of the main political parties standing in the local elections in Sheffield on May 6th for a hustings focused on…

The Asylum Business – the UK’s hidden housing crisis

SYMAAG was pleased to be able to contribute to a recent BBC Radio 4 File on 4 investigation into asylum housing. You can listen to it here Asylum housing contracts were wholly privatised in 2012…

SYMAAG Talks for Change

SYMAAG presents the first of our Talks for Change, a series of monthly talks highlighting issues facing migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. In these talks we will hear from those with lived experience of these…

Sheffield Against Asylum Evictions

Amid the pandemic, Sheffield’s activists are mounting a new line of defence to protect asylum seekers In Steel City, new grassroots groups are springing up to fight for the rights of refugees. And they’re winning.…

Some hope for migrants and refugees in the time of Covid 19?

SYMAAG, represented by John Grayson, was part of an international discussion in November on the impact of the pandemic on refugees and migrants. And how activists, refugee movements and academics can best respond. You can…
Solidarity Knows No Borders

Solidarity Knows No Borders

Sheffield says Justice for Simba, Justice for Jimmy Mubenga, end the Hostile Environment. On October 11 and 12th SYMAAG was part of national days of action under the banner ‘Solidarity Knows No Borders‘. Around 100…
Yorkshire Refugees Foodbank launched

Yorkshire Refugees Foodbank launched

We are proud to be part of the launch of the Yorkshire Refugees Foodbank. Here’s a statement from YRF. We hope you will support this important initiative. Following pressure from asylum residents, refugee rights groups…
Dignity Not Detention -Morton Hall to be shut down!

Dignity Not Detention -Morton Hall to be shut down!

Today it was announced that Morton Hall immigration detention centre will be shut down. Alongside people detained there and a wide alliance of groups we have worked for 10 years to get this place closed.…