Project information

Raise Funds for Friend Facing Removal!

A friend of Borderlands, who we will call R. H. for his safety, is an asylum seekers and was recently detained. R. H. faces removal to his home country in central Africa, where he faces up to 15yrs in jail. We are raising funds for his release and to apply for asylum and sanctuary.

November 2017 - December 2017

Charity information: Borderlands (south West) Ltd

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  • Need


    R. H. is wanted by the Government in his home country for his political activism. He arrived in the UK in the summer of 2016 and applied for asylum. Other families members were granted asylum, however R. H. was refused, even though he faced the same risk. If he is removed, he is at real and serious risk of immediate imprisonment, torture or death from the authorities. R. H. was detained on 1st Nov and removal remains a threat.


    In this time, Borderlands managed to secure another lawyer to work on his case. Luckily thanks to the additional support of the local MP, Kerry McCarthy, his initial flight scheduled 17th Nov was deferred. Money must be raised in order to secure the continued work of this new solicitor. With this, our new solicitor can create a strong case to both argue for his release from detention as well as to submit a robust case to ensure he is granted asylum and sanctuary.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise necessary funds to work with a solicitor to ensure R. H.'s release.


    » Fundraise amongst our community

    What success will look like

    Through announcement of the success of the case.

  • Impact


    The freedom and safety of a fellow migrant, R. H., within the UK system. Any additional funds will be given to our Legal Fund. The impacts of this will be seen through our annual reporting.


    The rejection of the case by the Home Office. We have addressed these risks as much as possible through ensuring the solicitor has all necessary information for the case.


    Through updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,825

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,825 Solicitor fee £825 emergency work to stop initial removal. £1000 to draft a detailed fresh claim for asylum.

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Family of R. H. £500 Guaranteed
  • Background




    R. H., who is a very valued member of the Borderlands' community, along with his family and friends in the UK and in his home country.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As we have been executing and supporting every aspect of his case since detention. We also know R. H., very well on a personal and professional level, meaning we can support him appropriately both practically and emotionally.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    April Humble


    Steve Owen

    Drop-In Director

    Susanna Revolti

    Mentoring Project Manager