I run too much and I like to put this to some use by raising money for Refugee Women Connect. This time a standard marathon is not enough. I am now going to run almost two of them in one go as I take on the Manchester to Liverpool GB Ultra 50 mile race on 7th April 2023. This is a long way but it is still tiny when compared to the great distances that many refugees have to travel to find safety and security.

Refugees and asylum seekers (and particularly women) face inequality and are often denied social justice and access to support. They have to overcome many barriers to accessing basic services when they have already had to face enormous difficulties and challenges when fleeing conflict and abuse. These challenges have become even more acute with increasingly draconian measures being implemented to prevent people reaching the UK or removing them such as through the Rwanda deportation scheme.

Refugee Women Connect offer practical and emotional support for these women. You can read more about their work on this site.

Emma McClure