Refugees

The Rwanda plan is making me question how safe I really am in the UK 
Refugee Week

The Rwanda plan is making me question how safe I really am in the UK 

“The plane might have been stopped but the fear remains,” writes campaigner and Refugee Week ambassador Ali Ghaderi.

How the arts is supporting healing in refugees and showcasing their contribution to society
Refugee Week

How the arts is supporting healing in refugees and showcasing their contribution to society

This year’s Refugee Week shows for how the arts can support healing in refugees and all of us, writes Almir Koldzic.

These are the charities helping refugees in the UK
Refugees

These are the charities helping refugees in the UK

People seeking asylum face a long list of challenges when they arrive in the UK. These refugee charities are fighting to make the system fairer

Rwanda deportations: What is the European Court of Human Rights, and why did it stop the UK flight from taking off?
Rwanda policy

Rwanda deportations: What is the European Court of Human Rights, and why did it stop the UK flight from taking off?

Protests planned across country as court rules Rwanda refugee flight can go ahead
Rwanda Policy

Protests planned across country as court rules Rwanda refugee flight can go ahead

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Rwanda refugee program dubbed ‘another Windrush’ ahead of London protest
Rwanda deportation

Rwanda refugee program dubbed ‘another Windrush’ ahead of London protest

‘No one has been housed for a month’: Afghan refugees still stuck in hotel limbo 9 months on
Afghan refugees

‘No one has been housed for a month’: Afghan refugees still stuck in hotel limbo 9 months on

A charity is taking the Home Office to court over a ‘dangerous’ women’s detention centre
Social Justice

A charity is taking the Home Office to court over a ‘dangerous’ women’s detention centre

Government told to act as Ukraine refugees at risk of human trafficking
Social Justice

Government told to act as Ukraine refugees at risk of human trafficking

Boris Johnson criticised for saying male refugees are ‘queue jumping’ ahead of women and children
Social Justice

Boris Johnson criticised for saying male refugees are ‘queue jumping’ ahead of women and children

Charities are taking legal action against the government over its plans to send refugees to Rwanda
Home Office

Charities are taking legal action against the government over its plans to send refugees to Rwanda

Priti Patel’s ‘refugee pushback’ policy has been scrapped days before a High Court review
Home Office

Priti Patel’s ‘refugee pushback’ policy has been scrapped days before a High Court review

The UK has long wanted an Australian refugee system. Here’s how that failed spectacularly.
Refugees

The UK has long wanted an Australian refugee system. Here’s how that failed spectacularly.

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Rural locations deprioritised when housing Ukrainian refugees as more than 100,000 hosts apply
Ukraine crisis

Rural locations deprioritised when housing Ukrainian refugees as more than 100,000 hosts apply

Over 100 UK firms are stepping up to hire Ukraine refugees
Ukraine Crisis

Over 100 UK firms are stepping up to hire Ukraine refugees

Could refugees be housed in the seized mansions of Russian oligarchs? We asked a lawyer
Ukraine crisis

Could refugees be housed in the seized mansions of Russian oligarchs? We asked a lawyer

How does the Homes for Ukraine scheme work?
Ukraine Crisis

How does the Homes for Ukraine scheme work?

‘Maybe we gather foreigners in some other place’: Ukraine ambassador on discrimination at border
ukraine crisis

‘Maybe we gather foreigners in some other place’: Ukraine ambassador on discrimination at border

‘My mum can’t take it much longer’: Ukrainians turned away as UK visa centres fail to cope with demand
Ukraine invasion

‘My mum can’t take it much longer’: Ukrainians turned away as UK visa centres fail to cope with demand

Government on course to repeat Afghanistan evacuation mistakes in Ukraine, MPs warn
ukraine invasion

Government on course to repeat Afghanistan evacuation mistakes in Ukraine, MPs warn

‘More people than ever’ are offering their homes to Ukrainian refugees, says UK charity
ukraine invasion

‘More people than ever’ are offering their homes to Ukrainian refugees, says UK charity

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‘It’s a basic human dignity’: Asylum seekers could soon be allowed to work in the UK
asylum system

‘It’s a basic human dignity’: Asylum seekers could soon be allowed to work in the UK

More than 100,000 call on Boris Johnson to ‘do the right thing’ for Ukrainian refugees
ukraine invasion

More than 100,000 call on Boris Johnson to ‘do the right thing’ for Ukrainian refugees

Scotland and Wales reject ‘anti-refugee’ Nationality and Borders Bill
Borders Bill

Scotland and Wales reject ‘anti-refugee’ Nationality and Borders Bill

‘Migrants are not enemy combatants’: Plans to bring in navy to stop Channel crossings spark anger
asylum system

‘Migrants are not enemy combatants’: Plans to bring in navy to stop Channel crossings spark anger

Changemakers 2022: Refugees and asylum seekers
Changemakers 2022

Changemakers 2022: Refugees and asylum seekers

Afghans face ‘lottery’ for UK resettlement – with no dates set for further evacuations
Afghan refugees

Afghans face ‘lottery’ for UK resettlement – with no dates set for further evacuations

Campaigners slam Priti Patel’s ‘flawed and dangerous’ plan to x-ray asylum seekers to verify their age
asylum system

Campaigners slam Priti Patel’s ‘flawed and dangerous’ plan to x-ray asylum seekers to verify their age

Experts wait on ‘crucial details’ after Afghan resettlement scheme launch confirmed
afghanistan

Experts wait on ‘crucial details’ after Afghan resettlement scheme launch confirmed

‘The lights are so beautiful’: Refugees on their first Christmas in the UK
Christmas

‘The lights are so beautiful’: Refugees on their first Christmas in the UK

Don’t let media headlines blitz the decent side of human nature
Paul McNamee

Don’t let media headlines blitz the decent side of human nature

The Channel crossing deaths must be a turning point for this government
Minnie Rahman

The Channel crossing deaths must be a turning point for this government

Top 5 books written by refugees, chosen by Gulwali Passarlay
Top 5 Books

Top 5 books written by refugees, chosen by Gulwali Passarlay

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