Asylum Seekers

Data Shows Why Building A Wall In Calais Is Bound To Fail

Natalie Stanton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Natalie Stanton

If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.

#RefugeesWelcome in Birmingham

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

The 20th-26th June marked Refugee Week. Many events took place over the course of the week to celebrate refugees in Birmingham, such as the Celebratin...

Refugees Without Refuge: England's Forgotten Refugees

Lisa Doyle | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics
Lisa Doyle

For people who have escaped war, torture and rape; being granted asylum in Britain should be a moment of immense relief; a time to finally stop running and instead to focus on rebuilding their shattered lives.

Up to 1,000 Asylum Seekers at Risk of Being Returned to Afghanistan as Major UK Refugee Charity Challenges the Government's Policy

Sam Bright | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Sam Bright

With many politicians already calling for a more compassionate approach from the UK towards refugees, there will surely be mounting pressure on the government to reconsider its stance and to provide sanctuary for those at risk of depravity and insecurity if they are returned to Afghanistan.

This Moving Poem Forces People To Re-Think Anti-Refugee Prejudice In A Very Clever Way

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

A poet has forced people to re-think their prejudice against refugees with a startling poem highlighting the plight of those fleeing conflict and pers...

MPs Reveal Why Theresa May Knows Less About Refugees Than She Thinks

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK

Many parts of the country are not taking their fair share of asylum seekers - including Home Secretary Theresa May's constituency, MPs have complained...

MP's Dangerous Warning To Cameron About The 'Burden' Of Asylum Seekers

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

Simon Danczuk has warned the government that the "unfair burden" of asylum seekers on the UK's poorest towns could lead to a "major incident". The ...

Daily Express Lampooned Over 'Voodoo Poll' That Even Ukip Couldn't Endorse

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK

The Daily Express has been criticised by pollsters for publishing the results of an "exclusive" online vote from its own website on Friday's front pag...

Beyond Red Doors and Wristbands: Britain Needs an Asylum Policy We Can All Be Proud Of

Stephen Hale | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK
Stephen Hale

These cannot be written off as isolated incidents. They expose the underlying failings of the way Britain responds to refugees arriving here. Current government policy does not provide the support that refugees so desperately need, and fails to build the positive relationships we all want to see between refugees and host communities.

Here's Why Cameron's ‘Bunch of Migrants' Comments Are Dividing The Nation

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK

When David Cameron stood at the Commons despatch box yesterday and dismissed those camped in Calais as a "bunch of migrants", debate over the rhetoric...

How Do We Expect Refugees in Britain to Integrate When We Label Them So Enthusiastically?

Anca Carter-Timofte | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anca Carter-Timofte

We should stop seeing people as 'the refugee' and distancing the problem, and instead we should view them as individuals who are not defined by labels hurled at them.

42 People, Including 17 Children, Dead In Horrific Aegean Sea Boat Accidents

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

A father who lost his mother, wife and four children is among 42 people who died whilst crossing the Aegean Sea today, medical workers in Greece have...

G4S Contractor Admits Red Door 'Apartheid' Issue Was Known 4 Years Ago

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

The contractor charged by G4S with housing asylum seekers in North East England, has admitted it knew four years ago about issues housing clients in p...

G4S Leaked Emails Show Security Bosses Knew Of Red Door 'Issue' For Years

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 30.01.2016 | UK

G4S bosses knew for years that there was an issue with homes that marked out asylum seekers with red front doors but refused to do anything about it, ...

'Apartheid' Door Painting Policy For Asylum Seekers To Be Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

The front doors of asylum seekers' houses will be re-painted different colours, after it was revealed almost all their doors were red, leaving them op...

David Cameron Is Facing Yet Another Battle Over EU Asylum Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set for a fresh battle over EU rules which could see more people seeing asylum in the UK. The European Commission is expected to p...

Migrants Banned From German Swimming Pool Until They 'Get The Message'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

A swimming complex in Germany has become the first in the country to ban migrants after a spate of sexual harassment claims. Men from a nearby asy...

Stay Awake, Solutions Exist

Ralph Burgess | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Ralph Burgess

2015 exposed the truth of children drowning in Greece, of frozen families walking thousands of miles and of the squalid conditions of camps. 2016 should be a time to talk more about, and demand, solutions to the refugee crisis.

Police Use Water Cannon To Break Up PEGIDA Protest In Cologne As Fury Mounts

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

Women’s rights activists and members of Germany’s far right demonstrated on the streets of Cologne on Saturday in protest at the New Year's Eve se...

Angela Merkel Says She'll Consider Stricter Deportation Laws After Cologne Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK

Angela Merkel is considering making Germany’s immigration laws tougher in the wake of the Cologne attacks on New Year’s Eve. The German Chancel...

Glove Love - Turning Facebook Likes and Amazon Wishes Into Real Life Love

Juliet Simmons | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Tech
Juliet Simmons

I wasn't asking for much money (the price of a cup of coffee), I wasn't asking people to leave home, to choose anything, to drive anywhere. I'd done all the work for them, they trusted me, they knew the project was real, they knew the gloves were going to real people and all they had to do was press one button. So they did. Facebook likes and Amazon wishes were turned (as if by magic) into real life love.

Cologne: How Should We React?

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

In an age of rampant Islamophobia, it is entirely responsible of politicians to reject arbitrary anti-Muslim rhetoric, seek to insulate oppressed communities from the adverse impact of runaway prejudice and emphasise equality before the law, regardless of a person's origin. Conversely, we liberals must be resolute in our opposition to both Islamophobia and misogyny...

Daily Mail Readers Are Outraged That A Refugee Charity Is Actually Helping Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 19.12.2015 | UK

The Daily Mail has published an article detailing the "jollies" refugees are being treated to in an effort to help them integrate in British society. ...

Disabled Student Activist Considered 'Curse' By Family Faces Deportation To Nigeria

The Huffington Post UK | Jasmin Gray | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The Home Office has rejected a claim for asylum by a disabled student activist who says her family in Nigeria believes she is a "curse". Kelechi C...

This Christmas, Think of the Thousands Spending Next Week in Detention With No Hope of Release

Rachel Robinson | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Rachel Robinson

While we and our elected representatives enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, the Downton Abbey finale, presents and crackers and family feuds and everything else that comes when you are lucky enough to be safe and free at Christmas, thousands of people across our country will spend next week in detention with no hope of release.