Treat us like human beings, say Afghan refugees who have received lack of support from authorities

Hamid Hakimi, a former interpreter for the British military, says he fears for his pregnant wife who is acutely depressed because of the isolation they feel in the remote part of Scotland. Some newly-arrived Afghan refugees regret fleeing the Taliban and certain death because of a lack of support from UK authorities, i has learned. People who fled Afghanistan amid the takeover byContinue reading “Treat us like human beings, say Afghan refugees who have received lack of support from authorities”

The UK still isn’t honouring its debt to Afghans left behind to the mercy of the Taliban

The UK government’s chaotic handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan in August has been laid bare by the withering testimony of whistleblower Raphael Marshall to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. Former Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab faces fresh criticism that he reacted too slowly to the crisis, though he has today hit back on the BBC that theContinue reading “The UK still isn’t honouring its debt to Afghans left behind to the mercy of the Taliban”

MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives

MPs have voted down a bid by parliament’s human rights committee to make it illegal for immigration officers to attempt to “push back” migrant boats in the English Channel in a way which would endanger lives. The pushback proposal, which would involve Border Force boats physically turning back dinghies heading from France to the UK, is oneContinue reading “MPs reject bid to stop ‘pushback’ of migrant boats from endangering lives”

France shoots migrants trying to reach Britain from beach of Dunkirk

French police have been accused of firing rubber bullets at migrants attempting to cross the English Channel.  It would be the first known case of gun tactics being used against migrants making the journey and comes amid a dramatic escalation in illegal crossings.  The number of people who have made the journey in small boatsContinue reading “France shoots migrants trying to reach Britain from beach of Dunkirk”

UK deportation flight to Jamaica leaves with 7 people onboard

The flight reportedly departed around 1am on Wednesday, according to flight tracker data shared by campaign group Movement for Justice. It has been widely reported seven people were on board the plane. Originally the Home Office planned to deport 90 individuals. The Jamaican government had expressed their concerns because of Covid-19 spreading. Karen Doyle, ofContinue reading “UK deportation flight to Jamaica leaves with 7 people onboard”

A German Court Has Recognised Not All EU Countries Are Safe For Refugees

The ruling is significant, as it shakes up some of how asylum processing happens in the EU. Under perhaps one of the more well-known EU migration laws, the Dublin regulation, member states are allowed to send people back to the first EU country they were registered in. It’s a complicated process, and not without criticism. Asylum seekersContinue reading “A German Court Has Recognised Not All EU Countries Are Safe For Refugees”

Why the housing sector must do more for Refugees and Asylum

“Supporting people who are seeking asylum and have refugee status is both a legal and moral obligation. They are people and they have so much to give, if only we provide them with the platform to do so” FABIAN MCLAUGHLAN So how can we give refugees and asylum seekers stable, good-quality homes? How can weContinue reading “Why the housing sector must do more for Refugees and Asylum”