In Calais, A Possible End to The British Dream

The 33-kilometre distance between the French port city of Calais and the English port of Dover seems miniscule, but to refugees stranded in Northern France, the shores of Britain could not be any further away. Barely escaping with their lives from their war-torn homelands, thousands of unaccompanied minors embark on journeys through the Levant and […]

Not Your Average Greek Package Holiday

My wife Nicola and I had a week or so free from our children for the first time since 1993.  Having sat and watched helplessly as people – the seeming flotsam and jetsam of the war in Syria – floated in and out of view over the past years, washed up on beaches and rocks […]

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 […]