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Author: Susannah Kirkman

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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Kindertransport statue commemorates arrival of Jewish child refugees in Harwich

“It saved my life,” explained Bob Kirk, 97, who arrived in Harwich from Germany aged 13 in May 1939. “It gave me the possibility of a new life and a
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Afghan refugees turn to small boats while Ukrainians use “safe and legal routes” to reach UK

   Data released by the Home Office recently show that Afghans were among the top nationalities using small boats to reach the UK in Q2 2022, while Ukrainians—one of the
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Urgent action demanded to help Afghans reach the UK safely

Safe Passage and Together With Refugees have coordinated a letter from over 150 organisations published in the Times, demanding the UK Government urgently helps Afghans to reach safety in the
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Ministers knew about dangers of Rwanda scheme

The government has been forced to reveal the majority of the internal documents dealing with a controversial policy to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.   The foreign secretary, Liz Truss,
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Crowborough welcomes Ukrainian refugees

This small East Sussex town is hosting more than 50 Ukranian  refugees. There’s a pop-up café run by the local church, free English classes, and a Facebook group with 401
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Navy unhappy with government’s plan to control Channel crossings.

Defence chiefs are increasingly unhappy with their role in controlling small boats in the Channel, according to the Observer.   Ministry of Defence data shows that crossings have almost doubled
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Liz Truss plans to expand Rwanda scheme

Liz Truss, the Tory leadership contender and current foreign secretary, has pledged to expand the controversial Rwanda policy.   She told ITV that she would like to widen the scheme
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10,000 Afghan refugees still living in hotels

Around 10,00 Afghan refugees are still living in hotels, according to a BBC Newsnight investigation.   100 Afghans are being accommodated in a hotel with leaking rooms and poor standards
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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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