News Update – 16 Nov ’15

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser.   Refugees camped at a British air base in Cyprus have been told by British officials that they must claim asylum on the mainland or face being deported. Although the group of 114 refugees were initially brought ashore to the base after […]

News Update – 10 Nov ’15

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser.   The UK based aid group London2Calais were detained by police on their return from Calais, under legislation intended for suspected terrorists. Volunteers were held under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 and police said steps taken were part of “routine” […]

News Update – 2 Nov ’15

The first of your weekly news updates on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser.  The Czech Republic has been criticised for its treatment of refugees. Reports cited by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, claim that refugees held for “administrative offences” have been strip-searched in order to retrieve […]

Community meeting 7 October at JW3 is proud to support the Jewish community’s response to the refugee crisis. Join us at a free event on October 7, 7.00pm at JW3 to get involved and make a real difference. Europe is seeing its biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing war and persecution. […]

Update from the Big Yellow team

Here is the latest update from the amazing team at Help Calais – working to organise and deliver donations directly to the refugees who need it most across Calais Hello (again – for some people!) Firstly – thank you so much for your support so far, we really are making a difference! Secondly – BIG NEWS! […]

Barnet Citizens Sukkot Resettlement Action

Barnet Citizens are asking you to help save lives by coming to their Sukkot Resettlement Action! Join them to celebrate the festival of Sukkot with a coalition of citizens from Barnet, who are coming together to campaign for Barnet Council to commit to resettle 50 Syrian Refugees. They will be joined by Richard Cornelius, leader of Barnet Council, […]

Job opening with Reform Judaism – Refugee Response Coordinator

The Movement for Reform Judaism have posted up a job opening a- Refugee Response Coordinator. They are looking for someone who can hit the ground running and have asked for a CV and 500 words on ‘the first steps you would take that make a difference within a short amount of time’. If you think you […]