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Month: July 2022

The mythical ‘refugee crisis’

The Government claims that the UK has resettled more refugees that any other EU country. However, this figure only refers to a limited, specific UN resettlement scheme and only represents six
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UK’s asylum policies condemned by MPs

Sending asylum seekers to Rwanda is not halting channel crossings, expected to double this year, according to the home affairs select committee.   Their report estimates that, by the end
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Young refugees share their stories of seeking sanctuary in the UK

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHQFStliGv/ Laura from Burundi and Anaelle.   https://www.instagram.com/p/CfJMO5ZF3tP/  Amir arrived in the UK from Afghanistan last year.   https://www.instagram.com/p/CfMIK7JFgLM/ Ahmed thanks all the people who have helped him since he
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Flaws in UK child visas leave around 1,000 unaccompanied Ukrainian children in limbo

17 year-old Anastasiia is a talented violinist living on the frontline in south-east Ukraine; she has been waiting for three months to join her host family in Hertfordshire. Her home
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All Tory candidates back Rwanda flights

All the candidates for the Conservative Party leadership , past and present, have now backed the Rwanda scheme. Rishi Sunak is the latest to express support. According to a spokesperson,
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Peace Haven- a project to provide homes for refugees in Dorset

Moved by the plight of Ukrainian and Afghan refugees, church members in Wimborne, Dorset, are fundraising to provide homes for refugees. The project is supported by St Michael’s and All
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Further Rwanda deportation flights planned

The Guardian reports that a second flight could take off within weeks, although the high court hearing to consider the Government’s plans will not start until July 19th. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/03/uk-home-office-plans-second-flight-to-deport-asylum-seekers-to-rwanda  
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Protest the Rwanda scheme- suggested letter to MPs

Elizabeth Coleman, a member of QARN, the Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network, has drafted a well-argued letter criticising the scheme. People are welcome to adapt the letter, as they wish.
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