Lisa Doyle

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Refugees Without Refuge: England's Forgotten Refugees

(1) Comments | Posted 20 May 2016 | (09:18)

The news has been full of pictures of refugees sleeping rough, of babies being washed in dirty puddles or going without enough milk. All happening in Europe: one of the richest continents in the world.

The British public has been undoubtedly moved by the plight of these desperate men, women...

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At the London Conference on Syria, European Leaders Must Not Pass the Buck on Need to Protect Refugees

(0) Comments | Posted 1 February 2016 | (11:57)

This week, world leaders will descend on London to attend an aid pledging conference on Syria led by our Prime Minister.

David Cameron is keen to generate momentum around addressing the Syrian crisis and to see other countries matching the UK's generous aid contribution to the region. With headlines emerging...

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On the Anniversary of the Refugee Convention, We Must Not Close Our Doors to Refugees

(12) Comments | Posted 29 July 2015 | (00:00)

Sixty-four years ago in an unremarkable room in Geneva, a life saving commitment was made.

It was the summer of 1951 and the horrors of the Second World War were still fresh in everyone's minds. Millions of people had been massacred and millions more uprooted. But legal protection and...

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New Refugees' First Steps Should Not Be Towards the Nearest Homeless Hostel

(0) Comments | Posted 7 May 2014 | (10:43)

"I came here...I don't have anything...I was stressed, my family was away. I remember I walked a lot because I did not have money to pay for a bus even."

Since joining the Refugee Council in 2005, most of the research I have been involved in has focused on asylum...

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The Forgotten People Behind the Headlines: The Asylum Backlog

(31) Comments | Posted 9 November 2012 | (14:12)

The UK Border Agency is once again being slammed by the Home Affairs Select Committee in their report out today. And rightly so.

The Committee has again raised concerns about the backlog of asylum cases. Amongst the huge numbers of cases discussed, 25,000 people are still waiting to be told...

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