The Dubs Amendment: what’s the situation?

After 2015 saw the biggest movement of people since the Second World War, desperate people have continued to seek refuge in Europe in the subsequent months. In 2016 alone, over 5,000 unaccompanied children arrived by sea in Greece, and in Italy it was 5 times that, with over 25,000 arriving by sea. The Calais ‘Jungle’ […]

After Calais – what’s the situation?

The way that the ‘jungle’ Calais refugee camp was demolished and dismantled can only be characterised as messy and poorly executed. Hundreds of unaccompanied and vulnerable children were left without any information from British and French authorities, and any information that was given, was often complex, incorrect or poorly relayed. 1,500 Children were forced to […]

Calais Update: Evacuation of the Camp

On Monday 24th October, French authorities initiated the process of demolishing the Calais camp. On Monday morning residents of the Jungle queued from the early hours to board buses to accommodation centres around France. Little information was known by those directing the eviction, and the press and charity organisations on the ground were often the only source […]

Europe Is Failing To Relocate Refugees

In a ‘watershed’ moment for European migration policy, following the death of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, a system was created to see 120,000 refugees relocated from Greece and Italy to other European countries. However, Europe is failing to maintain the promise of relocating refugees, with 57,000 refugees living in squalid conditions in Greece alone, with no […]

Support Refugees is looking for writers!

Passionate about refugee issues and have an interest in journalism? Support Refugees is looking for volunteers for the following roles: Weekly Refugee News Update A weekly news summary for the Support Refugees website highlighting key refugee news stories from around the world and asylum issues in the UK. View previous editions of the news update here. For more […]

News Update – 16 March ’16

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world. The past fortnight has seen the dismantlement of around half the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais. Following a court order last month, prefecture officials began ordering people to leave their shelters, built by camp residents and volunteers, before they were taken apart. Authorities assured NGOs […]

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News Update – 29 February ’16

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser. Follow Isobel on Twitter @isobelfraser1   A judge has ruled in favour of razing a large section of Calais’ “Jungle” camp, after initially postponing the judgement due to largely divergent estimates of residents living in the section, made by French authorities, and […]

News Update – 17 February ’16

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser. Follow Isobel on Twitter @isobelfraser1 The European Union has given Greece one month to improve living conditions and adequately staff reception centres, in the hope refugees may be returned to the country under the EU’s Dublin system. The EU’s Dublin Regulation allows […]

February Campaigns 2016

February Campaigns Reunite Refugee Families Refugee Action has launched a campaign urging the UK to expand its refugee family reunion rules to ensure people’s loved ones are able to join them safely. Take their quiz to find out if your family would be able to join you if you’d found sanctuary in the UK, read Abebe’s experience […]