On March 25, Angela Maclean from BBC Eorpa reported on the effect of the pandemic on refugees and asylum seekers in Glasgow.
During the first lockdown many were moved into hotel accommodation for their safety and welfare but concerns emerged about the effect of this on their mental health. A year on many remain in hotels and further concerns have been raised about conditions in a new mother and baby unit in the city.
Tha dragh mu àiteachan-fuirich do mhàthraichean agus pàistean a tha a' sireadh comraich an Alba am measg nan trioblaidean air am bi #Eòrpa ag aithris an t-seachdain-sa. Ro-shealladh air #AnLà a-nochd aig 8f agus air Eòrpa às a dhèidh aig 8.30f @bbcalba pic.twitter.com/SQcAaCwqT7— BBC Naidheachdan (@bbcnaidheachdan) March 25, 2021
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On March 8, 2022, Amma Birth Companions is taking part in the Big Give ‘Women and Girls Match Fund’ campaign, with an ambitious target to raise £20,000 in just one week. All funds raised will go towards the creation of the Amma Access Fund: a new grant designed to make training in birth work more accessible to women from underrepresented groups.
In Scotland we have a proud history of protest, of raising our voices against the injustices that blight our society and speaking truth to power.
We – the undersigned – are proud to work in a country that values compassion and fairness. Though across our communities and sectors we work to achieve different things, today we are united in our opposition to the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill.