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Climate Refugees Acknowledged in UN Decision

In a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Committee has found it unlawful to return refugees to their countries of origin where their lives would be at risk due to the climate. This comes as the global climate crisis continues to forcibly displace...

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Top Reads 2019: Our Favourite Books on Immigration

As we sluggishly make our way through the limbo period between Christmas and New Year, the team here at ImmiNews have decided to compile a list of just a handful of the excellent books published in 2019 – written by migrants, about immigration...

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Home is Where the Hurt is for Child Refugees in the UK

Campaign groups are reaching out to the UK Home Secretary, Priti Patel, in efforts to appeal for the rights of young refugees stating the current practice is “restrictive and unfair.” The Refugee Council is an organisation that supports refugees in...

Scoring the World on its Treatment of Refugees

Last year, 181 nations gathered in Morocco to collectively sign the Global Refugee Compact. This, which was hailed at the time as a huge step forward in terms of the world’s treatment of displaced people, is to be discussed by representatives of...

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‘Tis The Season: Welcoming Refugees at Christmas

Generous people in Birmingham have been busy this winter donating toys, bus passes, clothing and hygiene products to refugee and asylum seeker fundraiser, St Chad’s Sanctuary. West Midlands Police donated toys and essentials to St Chad’s...

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Refugees and Education: The Lost Academics

To be a refugee is to not know home in the way many of us have the privilege of doing so. Caught between an unfamiliar country and desperately missing your homeland, unable to return due to war, extreme poverty, inequality or discrimination, it is...

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The Angels of Greece on the Frontline of the Refugee Crisis

Ray Barron-Woolford is a writer and CEO of the Kath Duncan Equality & Civil Rights Network and is here to shed light on the admirable work of young volunteers and NGO organisations coming to the aid of refugees off the Greek island of Lesvos...