Whilst there has been constant war, calamity and oppression in the world over the past 20 years, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum has been a proud ambassador for the human rights of those fleeing from danger in their homelands to seek asylum in the UK. As the range and depth of the needs of people we work with are increasingly distressing and the political climate is becoming harsher over time, we are honoured to stand in solidarity with those seeking asylum in our country. We provide specialist advice and support, and campaign for a fairer asylum system.

Today on our 20th Birthday, we want to thank all our supporters who have stood by us over the past two decades. With your help we have assisted thousands of refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world through the complex immigration, asylum and welfare systems and have supported them to rebuild their lives in our City and County. Our committed staff and volunteers (many of whom are asylum seekers or refugees) go above and beyond to help our service users settle in the local community, resolve their day-to-day issues and make them feel more hopeful about their futures.

Together we are determined to continue creating a safe and welcoming environment for refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, for as long as necessary.

– Matt Atkins, Director and Jennie Fleming, Chair

Please take a look at our Birthday gallery below
Or view one of our first ever newsletters from 2001

4 thoughts to “Happy Birthday NNRF!

  • bill badham

    Happy birthday NNRF! We are so proud of you and all you do with and for refugee and asylum seekers. A world class human-rights-rich response right here on our doorstep here in Nottingham.

  • Jon Rea

    Happy 20th Birthday NNRF. Your vital work changes lives, to the great credit all the staff, volunteers and supporters involved. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, and good luck for the challenges ahead.

  • Roger Tanner

    Happy Birthday NNRF! This is an inspiring page; reading and seeing how so many have contributed to welcoming, supporting and advising refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham over all these years. We know that global injustice will continue and the need for such work will be here in future years so keep up your excellent work.

  • Maggie Jones

    Well done NNRF! You’ve changed so many lives for the better.


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