The Refugee Concern Network (Hong Kong)

The Refugee Concern Network (Hong Kong)

We are a network of organizations that support refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong

Location

Staff Size

Founded In

2020

Causes

Community, Diversity & Inclusion , Education, Elderly, Gender Equality, Health & Wellbeing, LGBTQI, Poverty Alleviation, Social Equality, Social Sector Supporters, Youth

Problem

The challenges affecting refugees and asylum seekers on an individual and on a systemic level are often complex. Effective responses often require a coordinated approach from multiple stakeholders, yet historically organisations that have support refugees and asylum seekers have not worked closely together.

The members of the Refugee Concern Network ("RCN") are trying to increase the effectiveness of services provided to refugees and asylum seekers and strengthen the voices that advocate for them so that we can make best use of our resources to achieve positive change. To that end we want to improve collaboration amongst refugee organisations and better connect support networks for refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong.

Our Mission

If we are able to realise our ideal of collaborative working then the RCN will be a new network of organisations and individuals, which will work collectively to better the lives of Protection Claimants and Refugees in Hong Kong and advocate for their rights.

In practice this will look like organisations working together to improve the lives of protection claimants and refugees through information sharing, mutual capacity building and joint advocacy in the areas such as education, welfare, advocacy, legal support and comprehensive solutions.

Every organisation within RCN is committed to supporting all Protection Claimants and Refugees equally, regardless of any discrimination ground such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion.

Our journey so far

We are brand spanking new!

Although some of our members have been supporting asylum seekers and refugees for more than a decade - we set up RCN as a collaborative platform in January 2020, when 20 member organisations signed an MOU to take part.

We are so new that many of the things that you would expect to see about an initiative like ours (like a website) are still in the process of being created.

Our biggest achievement

We have a coalition of about 20 refugee organizations, who have agreed to work together! This is no small feat!

Why you should donate your skills to us

By supporting the newly created RCN - your skills will support those working at the forefront of refugee and asylum issues and will ultimately benefit the 14,000 claimants in Hong Kong! We believe this kind of skilled contribution is an incredible, and meaningful thing to do.

Our Recent Projects

Copywriter to help refine our copy

We are looking for a talented copywriter to help us create some brief and catchy copy for our website.

The...

Time

30 hours

Start Date

18 Jan 2021

Published

Photographer to take Studio Pictures

We are looking for a talented photographer to come and take some pictures for our new website. The project involves: ...

Time

25 hours

Start Date

18 Jan 2021

Published

Market Researcher to conduct market research

The Project involves:
A 1 hour briefing with the RUN committee members to understand the collective, information on...

Time

10 hours

Start Date

03 Aug 2020

Completed