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Useful Addresses

Refugee and community organisations

Algerian Community Council
c/o Migrant Media
90 De Beauvoir Road
London N1
Tel: (0171) 254 9701

Angolan Community in the UK (OCARU)
Christchurch, Mowell Street
London SW9 6BE
Tel: (0171) 587 1679

Association of Sierra Leone Refugees (ASLER)
136 Fairlawn Court
London SE7 7DU
Tel: (0181) 856 4285

Bangladesh Welfare Association
Shaheed Bhavan
39 Fournier Street
London E1 6QR
Tel: (0171) 247 2105

CARILA (Latin America)
Manor Gardens Centre
6-9 Manor Gardens
London N7 6LA
Tel: (0171) 272 4231

Chile Democr‡tico
Interchange Studios
15 Wilkin Street
London NW5 3NG
Tel: (0171) 388 4944

Chinese Community Centre
The Crypt,
St Martin-in-the-Fields Church
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JJ

Colombian Community Association
c/o 12/14 Thornton Street
London SW9 0BL
Tel: (0171) 761 9072

Community of Zairean Refugees in Great Britain (COREZAG)
NCRP, 170 Harold Road
Plaistow, London E13 0SE
Tel: (0181) 472 2785

Day Mir (Turkish and Kurdish)
Former Library
Howard Road, Stoke Newington
London N16 8PR
Tel: (0171) 275 8440

Eritrean Community in Greenwich
Tel: (0181) 748 6682

Eritrean Relief Association
96 White Lion Street
London N1 9PF
Tel: (0171) 837 9236

Ethiopian Community in Britain
66 Hampstead Road
London NW1 2NT
Tel: (0171) 388 4944

Ghana Refugee Welfare Group
Room 202-204
5 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7XW
Tel: (0171) 620 1430

Iranian Association
Palingswick House
Annex E, 241 King Street
London W6 9LP
Tel: (0181) 748 6682

Iranian Community Centre
266-268 Holloway Road
London N7 6NE
Tel: (0171) 700 0477

Iranian Education and Culture Group
c/o McBean Centre
B Building, Office D
McBean Street, Woolwich
London SE18 6LW
Tel: (0181) 317 3461

Iraqi Community Association
Palingswick House, 241 King Street
London W6 9LP
Tel: (0181) 741 5491

Islington Somali Community
65 Halliford Street
London N1 3HF
Tel: (0171) 354 9895

Ivorian Relief Action Group
134 Blackheath Hill
London SE10 8AY
Tel: (0171) 771 1116

Kurdish Advice Centre (KUMKAR)
Selby Centre, Selby Site
Selby Road
London N7 8JN
Tel: (0181) 808 5847

Kurdish Cultural Centre
14 Stannary Road
London SE11 4AA
Tel: (0171) 735 0918

Kurdish Information Centre
Caxton House, 129 St John's Way
London N19 3RO
Tel: (0171) 272 9499

Latin American Women Refugees
c/o South Islington Law Centre
131 Upper Street, London N1
Tel: (0171) 372 0715

Sierra Leone Refugee Group
Tel: (0181) 317 3461

Society of Afghan Residents in the UK
West Acton Community Centre
Churchill Gardens, London W3
Tel: (0181) 847 5193

Somali Refugee Support Group
110 Crystal Palace Park Road
London SE26
Tel: (0181) 659 5116

Tamil refugee Action Group
335-337 Grays Inn Road
London WC 1
Tel: (0171) 833 2020

Turkish Education Group
2 Newington Green Road
London N1

Uganda Asylum Seekers Association
Channel C Building
Suite 312-314, Canning Road
Abbey Lane, Stratford
London E15 3ND
Tel: (0181) 519 0893

Uganda Community Relief Association
Selby Centre, Selby Road
London N17 8LJ
Tel: (0181) 808 6221

Uganda MPYA Association
365 Brixton Road
London SW9 7DB

Zairean Community Association
Selby Centre, Selby Road
London N17 8JL
Tel: (0181) 365 1665


Other agencies and organisations

Amnesty International (British Section)
99-119 Rosebery Avenue
London EC1R 4RE
Tel: (0171) 814 6200

Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees (AVID)
c/o Audrey Atter
53 Western Road, Winchester
Hampshire SO22 5AH
Tel: (01962) 863317

Asylum Aid
244A Upper Street
London N1 1RU
Tel: (0171) 354 9187

Asylum Welcome and Detainee Support
St Columba's United Reformed Church
Alfred Street
Oxford OX1 4EH
Tel: (01865) 722082

Campaign to Close Campsfield
c/o 111 Magdalen Road
Oxford
Tel: (01865) 558145 / 557282 / 378734

Churches' Commission for Racial Justice
Inter-Church House
35-41 Lower Marsh Street
London SE1 7RL
Tel: (0171) 620 4444

Close Harmondsworth Campaign
10 Endsleigh Road
Southall UB2 5QL
Tel: (0181) 571 5019

Detention Advice Service (DAS)
244A Upper Street
London N1 1RU
Tel: (0171) 704 8954

Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit
400 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester M8 7EL
Tel: (0161) 740 7722

Immigration Advisory Service
County House
Great Dover Street
Southwark, London

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
115 Old Street
London EC1V 9JR
Tel: (0171) 251 8706

Kent Campaign for Asylum Seekers
126, St Mary's Rd
Faversham, Kent
Tel: (01795) 537334
Fax: (01795) 537741

Liberty
21 Tabard Street
London SE1 4LA

Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
96-98 Grafton Road
London NW5 3EJ

Migrant Media
90 De Beauvoir Road,
London N1
Tel: (0171) 254 9701

National Network Against Detentions and Deportations
c/o Campaign against Racism and Fascism
BM Box 8784
London WC1N 3XX
Tel: (0171) 837 1450

Refugee Arrivals Project
Room 2005 Queen's Building
Heathrow Airport, Hounslow TW6 1DL
Tel: (0181) 759 5740

Refugee Council
3 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ
Tel: (0171) 820 3000
Fax: (0171) 582 9929
Advisers' support unit: Tel: 0171 582 9927

Refugee Legal Centre
Sussex House
39/45 Bermondsey Street
London SE1 3XF
Tel: (0171) 827 9090

Release the Detainees (Haslar)
99e Victoria Road
Southsea, Hampshire
Tel: (01705) 291397

West Midlands Anti-Deportation Campaign
c/o Asian Resource Centre
101 Villa Road, Handsworth
Birmingham B19 1NH
Tel: (0121) 551 4518


Campsfield House and the Home Office

Campsfield House Immigration Detention Centre
Langford Lane, Kidlington
Oxfordshire OX5 1RE
Tel. (01865) 377712 / 845700

Home Office Immigration Department
Lunar House, Wellesley Road
Croydon, Surrey CR9 2BY
Tel: (0181) 686 0688 / 760 2473


Local MPs
(as of late 1997)

Write to your M.P. at House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

Dr. Evan Harris MP (Liberal Democrat - Oxford West and Abingdon). This constituency includes Campsfield House.

Rt. Hon. Andrew Smith MP (Labour - Oxford East). Tel: (01865) 772893

Rt. Hon. Douglas Hurd MP (Conservative - Witney). Tel: (01993) 702302.

Additional reading
(contact the relevant organisation)

A Betrayal of Hope and Trust: Detention in the UK of Survivors of Torture, Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, October 1994

Basic Documents on Human Rights (3rd edition), Edited by Ian Brownlie; Oxford University Press, 1994; ISBN 0 19 825712 0

From the Jews to the Tamils: Britain's Mistreatment of Refugees, South Manchester Law Centre, 1988

The Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, publishes explanations of how to apply for asylum, translated into a number of languages.

Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (1995 edition), Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, 1995, ISBN 1 874010 02 1

Immigration Detention: A Handbook for Visitors, Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees

No Reason at all: Home Office decisions on Asylum Claims, Asylum Aid, April 1995

Prisoners Without a Voice: Asylum Seekers Detained in the United Kingdom, Amnesty International, October 1994, ISBN 1 873328 11 7

Report of an Unannounced Short inspection by HM Inspectorate of Prisons: Immigration Detention Centre Campsfield House, Home Office, March 1995, ISBN 1 85893 381 1

The Last Resort: Violations of the Human Rights of Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, National Council for Civil Liberties, 1995, ISBN 0 946088 49 7

The State of Asylum, Refugee Council, May 1996

The State of the World's Refugees: in Search of Solutions, UNHCR, Oxford University Press, October 1995, ISBN 0 19 828043 2

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These pages last updated 2/6/98 by Tim Lattimer