Article 1 Charitable Trust

Article 1 Charitable Trust

Charity information

Article 1 Charitable Trust

We work with Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees to help them rebuild their lives in the UK. Sudanese nationals were the third largest asylum-seeking group in 2015 according to Home Office statistics. Many have fled atrocities and been tortured, and require time and attention to rebuild their lives and improve their wellbeing. Unfortunately they are often left discouraged by lengthy asylum processes. We help fill the gaps in state provision, getting people back on their feet.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    Today, Sudanese nationals remain a major proportion of the world’s asylum seekers. Sudan was the fourth-largest country of origin for refugees worldwide at the end of 2014 and 2013. Asylum applications from Sudanese nationals are the second highest in number in the UK, and by March 2015 the number of Sudanese asylum applications to the UK had doubled from that of the preceding year. Despite this they are often ignored as a group in favour of other nationalities, largely as there is a blanket media silence about atrocities that occur in Sudan. Yet it is only the governments of Syria and Sudan that continue to bomb their own citizens with impunity.

    Article 1’s activities:
    • Work with around 100 Sudanese asylum seekers a year to support their asylum cases, prevent unwarranted returns to Sudan and ensure they receive the services to which they are entitled.
    • Support the Sudanese diaspora by listening to their needs and providing training and advice, helping to empower them, build self-esteem and integrate them into the UK.
    • Help Sudanese develop a united and powerful voice against repression in the media, build awareness among public and decision-makers by briefing parliamentarians, conducting research, placing articles and holding events.
    • Collaborate with other organisations by connecting Sudanese asylum seekers and refugees with wider campaigns and signposting them to relevant agencies.

  • Aims

    Article 1 Charitable Trust aims to:

    • To support the Sudanese diaspora in the UK through training, community groups and integration, as well as supporting asylum seekers.
  • Overview

    Established: February 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1124746

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 2

    Phone number: 0203752 5815

    Address: G12 The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR

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