Hope not Hate in partnership with Migration Exchange have developed a project in response to increased far-right activity around channel crossings and asylum accommodation. The aim is to better equip the migration and refugee sector to respond to the far right threat. In addition to monitoring and intelligence work, Hope not Hate will also be providing briefings, tools and guidance where they can.
To receive updates, you can sign up to the project mailing list here.
Hope not Hate have also created a form for sharing intel, so that they get a fuller picture of far right activity alongside their monitoring. You can submit anything you’re coming across to the project via this form.
And for anything more specific, or for any questions, please email: response@hopenothate.
About the project:
Immigration has always been a focus for the far right, but over recent months the explicit targeting people who are migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and the organisations that support them has rightly triggered concern, and has brought to the fore the needs of the migration and refugee sector to better understand the threat and how to respond. HOPE not hate is concerned that the issue will only get bigger over the next twelve months as challenges of accommodation availability and dispersal continue and the economic and political impact of Covid-19 bites.
That’s why HOPE not Hate charitable trust and Migration Exchange have developed the Response project, which aims to better equip the migration and refugee sector to understand the extent and nature of the threat posed by the far right, supporting them to apply that understanding through more appropriate responses in both the long and short term, and is made up of 5 key areas:
• Intel: Monitoring the far right with focus on immigration to keep a log of all associated activity, narrative etc. We will create a system for those working in the sector to add intel to build a fuller picture
• Equipping: Sharing intel with sector and developing understandings of far right threat level and appropriate response
• Response: Responding to incidents, developing capacity to respond
• Security: Ensuring safeguarding and security
• Long term: Disrupting a context which enables the far right