Archive For September 30, 2017

Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal

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Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Christian Aid have launched a Rohingya Crisis Appeal to collect donations to support vulnerable displaced people who need food, water and shelter. Escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August 2017 has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, fearing for their lives….

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Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

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Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

Pope Francis has declared this time a ‘unique opportunity’ to press governments to make global commitments which place the human dignity of people on the move at their heart. He  launched the campaign on Wednesday 27 September, meeting and embracing migrants during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square, saying: “Hope is the desire to…

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

Rosemary Jenkinson’s new play Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, a Somali who flees the conflict of her home, yet becomes trapped in a different form of struggle. She becomes suffocated in the bureaucracy of the asylum system and her reliance on translation which is both frustrating…

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Report on refugee camp conditions in Bangladesh

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Report on refugee camp conditions in Bangladesh

While the focus in western Europe is often concentrated on migration near or through its own borders, elsewhere in the world climate and conflict have been internally displacing millions of people, many of whom have been forced to flee to other countries. The Washington Post carries a report about Mohammad Ilias, a Rohingya Muslim refugee…

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Irish Government announce community sponsorship programme

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Irish Government announce community sponsorship programme

The Irish government has announced that it is to develop a community sponsorship programme for refugees. The new commitment was made at the annual Concordia Summit in New York on the anniversary of the New York Declaration which was adopted at the UN’s high-level summit on refugees and migrants in September 2016 which Ireland was…

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A feeling of helplessness …

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A feeling of helplessness …

Jake Convery was part of the group from CTBI who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa and Sicily in April. He blogged this morning in reaction to recent media stories about the flooding in Houston and the migrant crisis. I’ve seen some articles recently about the displacement of peoples in Houston due to the…

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