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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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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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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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Campaigners protest outside Truro Cathedral

Dozens of children’s shoes were left outside Truro Cathedral recently to protest against Cornish MPs’ failure to support family reunion. All six MPs have voted against the Dubs amendment to
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‘Resettled’ asylum seekers in Rwanda lack basic care

A Daily Telegraph investigation has found that refugees caught up in Libya’s civil war and subsequently ‘resettled ‘ in Rwanda have been living in a transit camp for up to
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Rwanda latest

Priti Patel has announced that the first Rwanda deportation flight will take place on 14th June. So far, the scheme is not acting as a deterrent, as the numbers of
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‘We need support to find jobs’- Ukrainian refugees speak to Woman’s Hour.

BBC Woman’s Hour has interviewed two Ukrainian women who are now refugees in London. They say that one of their main needs is help to find work, so that they
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Ukrainian refugees in the UK

Mixed reports on the Homes for Ukraine scheme The Government’s Homes for Ukraine project is running into difficulties, despite positive aspects such as allowing refugees to work and claim some
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