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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...

Refugee Services Axed in No Deal Brexit Scenario

Organisations including the Refugee Council are left in a state of uncertainty after receiving correspondence from the Home Office stating all refugee intervention services funded by an EU grant programme is set to be rejected should the UK leave...

LGBTQ Asylum Seekers at High Risk of Homelessness

LBGTQ organisations The Outside Project, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and Micro Rainbow, in their investigation into housing support for LGBTQ asylum seekers the UK, have discovered only 18 beds are on offer for the nearly 2,000...

UK Government Steps Up to Aid Rohingya Crisis

Two years ago this August, over 750,000 Rohingya people fled from their hometown in Myanmar in the face of ‘ethnic cleansing’ gripping the region. The Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority, have continually been denied citizenship by the...