Posts Tagged “UK Government”

UK Gov should challenge migration myths and inaccuracies

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UK Gov should challenge migration myths and inaccuracies

The Home Affairs Select Committee recently published its report on and recommendations on the UK Government’s immigration policy and principles for building consensus inquiry. The 60 page report [PDF] is based on a wide range of written and oral evidence gathered over a year. The report calls for the principle of asylum to be upheld…

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£1m UK Gov injection to support community sponsorship groups

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£1m UK Gov injection to support community sponsorship groups

Marking the one year anniversary of the operation of the UK’s community sponsorship scheme, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced £1 million of funding over two years to support community groups who want to help resettle refugees fleeing the war in Syria. This time last year, the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed a Syrian refugee family to…

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Unicef call for faster family reunification + petition

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Unicef call for faster family reunification + petition

UNICEF have added their voice to the call for the UK Government to more speedily honour their promise to help reunite refugee children with families already in the United Kingdom. They’re also running a petition to lobby the Home Secretary. The unaccompanied refugee children of the Calais refugee camp are putting themselves in grave danger in…

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“[We] must not turn a blind eye to this crisis. We can and must do more to respond.”

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“[We] must not turn a blind eye to this crisis. We can and must do more to respond.”

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams spoke in advance of Refugee Week. The BBC reported his comments: “Desperate people who have been driven out of their homes by war are being forced to make dangerous journeys in search of sanctuary. Yet many countries are closing their borders and putting up barbed wire.” The chair of…

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UK Government to take in additional 3,000 unaccompanied and vulnerable children

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UK Government to take in additional 3,000 unaccompanied and vulnerable children

Earlier this week the UK Government announced that it will work with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to resettle children and adults from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The background to this announcement: In January the UK Government commissioned the UNHCR to develop and lead a new initiative to resettle vulnerable children…

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UK Government investing over £0.5bn in Syrian resettlement programme

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UK Government investing over £0.5bn in Syrian resettlement programme

Coventry South Labour Member of the UK parliament Jim Cunningham got a response from the Home Office today to his Written Question. As an MP, he has taken an interest in Syria for some time. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost…

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