This website is changing

July 2019 – we are currently in the process of making some changes to this website as a lot of the information currently on this site is somewhat out of date. Do check back frequently for updates.

Nobody deserves to live this way!

An independent inquiry into the situation of separated and unaccompanied minors in parts of Europe has found that there are serious risks of trafficking and exploitation facing unaccompanied children. The report says that : ‘Children, who are not yet here, are facing daily risks and dangers which simply would not be tolerated if they were visible […]

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’ […]

Jewish community expresses dismay as British government turns its back on child refugees

Communal leaders have signed a joint statement expressing their disappointment in the government’s decision to stop allowing child refugees into the UK under the ‘Dubs amendment’ to the Refugee Act. Lord Dubs – himself a child refugee on the Kindertransport to Britain in 1938 – proposed the amendment to the Immigration Act (2016); asking that […]

Migration Map

Migration is a fact of life. Throughout Jewish history, there have been mass movements of Jews and all peoples around the world. Where is your family originally from? Click the ‘plus’ sign in the corner of the map below (not the zoom one) to add a pin to the location where your family is originally from, […]