Posts Tagged “petition”

Lord Dubs launches petition: safe passage to UK for 10,000 child refugees

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Lord Dubs launches petition: safe passage to UK for 10,000 child refugees

Lord Dubs whose life was saved by Kindertransport has launched a petition calling on the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to act in the spirit of 80 years ago and make a commitment to give safe passage to 10,000 child refugees from Europe and the regions over the next 10 years. Over the weekend, faith…

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Child citizenship fees: a barrier to education

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Child citizenship fees: a barrier to education

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration is currently inspecting the UK Home Office’s approach to charging for its services in respect of its asylum, immigration, nationality and customs functions. The inspection will look at the rationale and authority for particular charges, including the amounts charged. It will also look at whether the Home…

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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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Home for Good ask UK church leaders to sign statement in light of Dubs scheme closure

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Home for Good ask UK church leaders to sign statement in light of Dubs scheme closure

In September 2015, the Home for Good charity responded to the Syrian refugee crisis by asking people to consider fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Within ten days more than 10,000 people answered their call, and the number continues to increase. This gave Home for Good opportunities to engage with the Government as solutions were sought as…

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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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