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
Migrants' Rights Network publishes report on Highly Skilled Migrants left destitute in UK.
MRN are working with over 65 highly skilled migrants whose Indefinite Leave to Remain decisions continue to be delayed or denied. The Home Office’s decisions have left many individuals and their families destitute and struggling […]
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January
15
2021
Author
Migrants' Rights Network
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
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
Refugee Action and NACCOM launch report on Legal Support
'Tipping the Scales' is a joint report from Refugee Action and NACCOM, the No Accommodation Network, that highlights the lack of legal aid support for asylum seekers across the UK.
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November
01
2019
Author
Refugee Action and NACCOM
Home Office produces Welcome Guides for New Refugees
The Home Office has produced a guide for adults who have been granted asylum in England to access public services and make the most of the opportunities in the UK.
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September
03
2019
Author
Dave Smith
New Asylum Statistics Released
The Home Office has released asylum statistics for the period from April to June 2019. They show a significant rise in positive decisions but also a sharp rise in people waiting more than six months for a decision.
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September
03
2019
Author
Dave Smith
Right to Remain launches Video Series
Right to Remain has just launched a set of videos explaining the UK asylum system on YouTube in different languages.
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August
06
2019
Author
Dave Smith
Refugee Action looking for Asylum Guides
Refugee Action has successfully piloted an Asylum Guides programme and is now actively looking for frontline organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers to join the programme.
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February
05
2019
Author
Dave Smith
'Blanket Study Ban' for young asylum seekers.
Recent changes in the law have led to young asylum seekers in the UK suddenly finding that they are banned from studying, in some cases just prior to taking exams or starting a university course.
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April
12
2018
Author
Dave Smith
BID launches legal action against G4S
BID (Bail for Immigration Detainees) are seeking to have a legal ruling that would designate G4S a ‘High Risk’ strategic supplier. This would make it harder for the government to award G4S future contracts.
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February
22
2018
Author
Dave Smith

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