Refugee World Cup Scotland 2024

Former Scotland stars Kevin Thomson and Stephen McManus today (June 10) launched the Refugee World Cup Scotland 2024, to be staged on Sunday 23rd June at Toryglen Regional Training Centre in Glasgow. Players hailing from 50 nations across the world, and now living in Scotland, will lace their boots for an incredible one-day festival of […]

Emergency Appeal for Herat Earthquake Survivors

Emergency Appeal for Herat Earthquake Survivors On Saturday, 7 October 2023, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit Herat. Historically known as the “Pearl of Khurasan,” Herat is located in the west of Afghanistan. As most of the houses in rural Herat – like the rest of Afghanistan – are mud houses, the […]

Two years after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan

Two years after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan Two years after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, Glasgow Afghan United sends solidarity to the people suffering under this rule. Our diverse organisation, which includes people of various tribes and ethnicities, condemns this illegitimate regime, which is perpetrating gender apartheid against women, extra-judicial killings, forcible […]

GAU statement on the offshoring of asylum seekers

Glasgow Afghan United would like to condemn in the strongest possible terms the use of overseas detention for people seeking asylum in the UK. To seek asylum is not a crime; it is a right under the UN Refugee Convention.  It is hard for us to put into words exactly what this news means for […]

GAU Founder Meets the Queen

Abdul Bostani, the founder and director of Glasgow Afghan United, was honoured to raisethe voice of Afghans when he met the Queen. The meeting happened when he attended the opening of the Scottish Parliament as a guestof Bob Doris MSP. The prestigious ceremonial event officially marks the beginning of a new parliamentarysession and is attended […]

GAU launches its first crowdfunder to respond to the Afghan crisis in Scotland

GLASGOW Afghan United (GAU) has today launched its first ever crowdfunder as it supports new arrivals who have fled the Taliban. Interpreters who aided British forces are amongst the refugees brought to Scotland as a result of the power switch that took place in Afghanistan last month. Hundreds of people have been given sanctuary here, […]

GAU Responds to Afghanistan Crisis

DURING this time of crisis, we are doing all we can to respond to very high levels of demand. We know people are worried, we are too, but you are not alone and we will do everything we can to help. We are experiencing a very high level of calls, emails and other messages and we […]

Afghan women stand strong in Scotland

WHEN they came to Scotland, many had little or no English and all had to learn new ways to live in a brand new country. Now members of the Women’s Empowerment Project run by Glasgow Afghan United (GAU) reveal how it’s helped change their lives for the better. The women spoke out recently as the […]