Who We Are
We are a community group made up of asylum seekers and refugees based in Coventry. Our members come from Africa, Asia, the Middle east and as far as South America. The group is run by asylum seekers, refugees and volunteers from the local community. We have a constitution and are governed an elected committee. We have come together to share our experiences, support each other, and speak out for rights and dignity in the UK. We want to achieve for asylum seekers the right to work, better treatment for refused asylum seekers and better treatment for all asylum seekers in the UK.
What We Do
We meet once a week to discus issues asylum seekers face in UK asylum system. These issues may include accommodation problems, health care, legal aid or issues regarding education. Members of the group share experiences and advice to try and help each other and resolve these problems. Carag is a great place to meet and make friends over a meal. We regularly invite organisations to come attend our meetings to share their views, ideas, help or advice. Carag is heavily involved in a lot of campaigns, we attend numerous demonstrations with other organisations and always happy to attend and speak at events.
What We Want
We want asylum seekers to have dignity and have their basic human rights. There are many reasons why people around the globe seek to rebuild their lives in a different country. But they are often met with hostility. We want the government to change their policies on asylum cases, we want to live in a world where people who are in grave danger have the opportunity to rebuild their lives in safety.