Blog

Providing analysis of the issues facing refugees and migrants in the Afghan communities, offering our views on current affairs, and reporting on our challenges and successes as an organisation.

Women’s Empowerment Project – Picnic at Bushy Park

Women’s Empowerment Project – Picnic at Bushy Park

As generously hosted by the Women’s Empowerment Project on Wednesday 3rd August, a picnic was organised on behalf of the ladies of Wednesday’s session where we gathered in Bushy Park to share and appreciate the Afghan cuisine and the taste of different households....

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The journey of the essentials pop-up

The journey of the essentials pop-up

Check out this video which very briefly summarises the huge amount of hard work and dedication our volunteers put into the essentials pop-up to ensure that newly arrived refugees had access to the essential items they need. Led by Rose, the volunteers managed to...

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Welcoming refugees into the essentials pop-up

Welcoming refugees into the essentials pop-up

Ava Pevsner “The most rewarding part of volunteering 6, even 7, days a week running the essentials pop up shop is when Afghan evacuees come in person to collect clothes. They typically arrive cold and anxious and leave warm and full of smiles. It makes the long hours...

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ACAA X Seenit

ACAA X Seenit

Check out what we have been up to in the past few months! A big thank you to Seenit and Emily Forbes for creating this film for us

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Mental Health of the People of Afghanistan in an Unequal World

Mental Health of the People of Afghanistan in an Unequal World

Saher Ashiq Ali The theme revealed by WFMH President Dr Ingrid Daniels for World Mental Health Day this year is “Mental Health in an Unequal World.” The inequality with regards to mental health is mostly recognised in terms of having a lack of access to and awareness...

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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Information Packs This information is specifically tailored towards refugees with limited English, as the barriers to accessing mental health support due to financial, cultural or language barriers, mean many people have little option but to turn to self...

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How to Donate

How to Donate

Our marquee houses essential donations given to us by generous individuals, companies and donations through our Amazon wish list. Over the past 6 weeks, we have been massively appreciative to receive all sorts of donations, from clothes to toiletries to children’s...

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Afghan Cultural Awareness Information

Afghan Cultural Awareness Information

Aim: This note provides important cultural information for people providing services to Afghan refugees in the UK. Caveat: This is a very basic introduction to Afghan culture. There is an incredible amount of diversity within the Afghan society and the...

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A day in the life at the essentials pop-up shop

A day in the life at the essentials pop-up shop

A Blog by Ava Pevsner The essentials pop-up shop began as a marquee frantically housing all sorts of donations, from clothes to toiletries to children’s toys to bags. To get donations out to people in the most efficient way, our aim was to create some structure inside...

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Afghanistan Crisis

Afghanistan Crisis

Afghanistan and Central Asian Association provides support, skills and knowledge to help our communities live and prosper in the UK. Current Afghanistan Crisis During the current crisis our charity is providing the following support. Welcoming visitors from the...

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