Weekly Roundup of Refugee News 2.3.21
This week sees a whole range of asylum and refugee stories from across the world. There are more revelations about the Covid outbreak at the Napier Barracks, as well as a story of unsuitable asylum accommodation.and sexual harassment […]
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March
04
2021
Author
Dave Smith
In Depth Story of a Refugee Journey
Tortoise Media have published a lengthy, in-depth article entitled 'Fortress Britain'. It tells of the journey made by one young man who fled Iran and ended up crossing the channel to the UK, only to find that the UK asylum system […]
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January
29
2021
Author
Dave Smith
Weekly Roundup of Refugee News 29.1.21
The main features this week revolve around conditions in the old army barracks housing newly arrived asylum seekers, including an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Napier barracks in Folkestone. There are also articles on the abandonment […]
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January
29
2021
Author
Dave Smith
Weekly Roundup of Refugee and Migrant News 15/1/21
This week's news includes criticism of the current 'Hostile Environment' for refugees and migrants in the UK, as well as news of a detention centre temporarily closing due to Covid and a rescue of migrants off the coast of Albania.
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January
15
2021
Author
Dave Smith
Roundup of Refugee News over Christmas and New Year
This week's roundup covers two weeks of national and international refugee stories up to January 6th.
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January
07
2021
Author
Dave Smith
Weekly Refugee News Roundup 30th November
These are the top ten news stories on issues affecting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the week beginning November 30th.
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December
02
2020
Author
Dave Smith
The Truth Behind Seven Myths About Asylum Seekers
Huffington Post has published a very useful article for those who need facts to combat false perceptions of asylum seekers.
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October
13
2020
Author
Dave Smith
New Report from Safe Passage highlights dangers for Unaccompanied Children in Geece
A report by Safe Passage that highlights the delays and dangers for unaccompanied children in Greece waiting to be reunited with family.
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March
06
2019
Author
Dave Smith
European Asylum Conference declaration
150 asylum experts from churches and civil society last week issued a declaration calling on an end to the EU asylum regime of hotspots and the establishment of ways of safe passage into Europe.
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November
13
2018
Author
Alan Meban, Focus on Refugees
Children from Calais to be given Leave to Remain
On September 13th the Home Office announced that all the children reunited with family in the UK during the 'Jungle' camp demolition in Calais will be granted leave to remain in the UK for ten years.
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September
27
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Children in Calais to be reunited with families faster.
Prime Minister Theresa May and President Macron of France have agreed a process to speed up family reunification, especially for unaccompanied minors in France.
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January
23
2018
Author
Dave Smith
Greek PM asked to end island containment policy
In an open letter, nineteen aid organisations and human rights groups have called on Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to end the “containment policy” which traps asylum seekers on the islands and “to immediately transfer asylum […]
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November
01
2017
Author
Alan Meban, Focus on Refugees

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