Posts Tagged “report”

Invisible voices: findings from Refugees Reporting research

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Invisible voices: findings from Refugees Reporting research

The results of the Refugees Reporting project’s research found that 92% of UK news items on asylum and migration neither identify an individual refugee or migrant nor include their voice or experience. Across the seven European countries that were studied in this initial research, the UK was lowest with just 8% of news items on…

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Refugees Reporting to publish findings on Thursday (live-stream)

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Refugees Reporting to publish findings on Thursday (live-stream)

The Refugees Reporting research project which launched in December 2016 will publish its findings tomorrow (Thursday 16 November) in Brussels (with a live-stream available). In the reporting on refugee issues, refugees are very seldom heard themselves. This research examined how media in seven European countries portray refugees and how refugees could better represent themselves in…

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UNHCR report on Desperate Journeys

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UNHCR report on Desperate Journeys

Movement has continued but taken more diversified and dangerous journeys after increased border restrictions were introduced in 2016 aimed at restricting refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. This is the conclusion of the Desperate Journeys report (full PDF) published by the UN’s Refugee Agency, UNHRCR. “The lack of accessible and safe pathways leads…

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Unicef publish ‘Uprooted’ report: 28 million children forcibly displaced

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Unicef publish ‘Uprooted’ report: 28 million children forcibly displaced

The opening paragraphs of the executive summary of a new UNICEF report Uprooted are shocking. Around the world, nearly 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced – and this is a conservative estimate. More than half of these girls and boys fled violence and insecurity – 28 million in total. These…

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Oxfam: Richest countries least welcoming

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Oxfam: Richest countries least welcoming

This week Oxfam published a briefing (PDF) that stated: The six wealthiest nations host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility. The world’s richest countries can and should do much more to help the world’s most vulnerable people who have fled their homes because of violence and conflict….

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Made for Goodness: a faithful response to the refugee crisis

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Made for Goodness: a faithful response to the refugee crisis

The Made For Goodness report from the Joint Public Issues Team was published in time to be presented at this week’s conference of the Methodist Church in Great Britain in London. The briefing examines the history and consequences of the current humanitarian crisis, includes biblical reflection, and highlights four specific areas that churches can engage with…

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1 in 113 people globally (65.3m) displaced from home

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1 in 113 people globally (65.3m) displaced from home

Today is World Refugee Day. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report (video) has been published. It contains some startling statistics. “On average 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015, four times more than a decade earlier, when six people fled every 60 seconds.” Combining data from its own field staff as well as…

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A roadmap for change which prioritises saving lives, solidarity and safe passage

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A roadmap for change which prioritises saving lives, solidarity and safe passage

Thirteen aid and development agencies have come together to say that “while the UK government has been a leader in providing assistance to countries hosting large numbers of refugees, it has fallen short of its moral responsibility to provide safe routes to protection for people seeking refuge in the UK, and has failed to advocate…

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