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 […]

Refugees and the Human Rights Act

How might repealing the Human Rights Act impact upon refugees and asylum seekers in the UK? With a British Bill of Rights still proposed by the government to replace the Human Rights Act (HRA 1998), some rights currently enjoyed by all residents in the UK could be under threat. Ben Brodie explores how repealing the […]

News update – 03 February ’16

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser. Follow Isobel on Twitter @isobelfraser1   An independent report has found advice issued by the Home Office, identifying Eritrea as a safe country of return for asylum seekers, to have been based upon misleading and biased information. The report criticised the Home […]

Plugging the employment gap

Paul Anticoni is Chief Executive of World Jewish Relief, the UK Jewish community’s international humanitarian agency. This article first appeared in the Jewish News. Read it here. Maya fled Syria in 2013 after her husband was killed in the conflict. She spent two years in a refugee camp in Turkey struggling to get by with her three […]

Jewish community joins campaign for 3,000 unaccompanied minors

Members of the Jewish community have added their voice to the growing call for the UK to take in 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe. A statement from the Jewish Council for Racial Equality backs the Save the Children campaign and proposal by Lord Dubs in the House of Lords calling on the government to organise […]

News Update – 21 January ’16

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser. Follow Isobel on Twitter @isobelfraser1 Four Syrian refugees must be brought from the Jungle refugee camp in Calais to Britain, immigration judges ruled yesterday evening. The three unaccompanied boys and one dependent adult all have family in the UK but were unable […]

News Update – 13 January ’16

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser. Campaigners prepare to launch a legal challenge against the Home Office on the grounds that the Government has been failing to fulfil its obligations towards refugees with close family members in the UK. Advocates accuse the Government of ignoring a clause in […]

News Update – 6 January 2016

Our weekly news update on refugee issues around the world by Isobel Fraser. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, focussed on the plight of refugees in his New Year’s Day message and urged people to show generosity to refugees in order to combat extremism. Addressing the British public Welby said: “In today’s world hospitality and […]