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Refugee Crisis

 

Places for 20,000 Syrian refugees found among local authorities

“Like so many in Britain, Refugee Action welcomes the arrival of over 2,800 resettled Syrian refugees over the past 12 months. But the UK must go further and faster. The devastating war in Syria continues. The government should go beyond the commitment to resettle 20,000 Syrians made one year ago.” 

Stephen Hale, chief executive of charity Refugee Action

Read the full article at source: Places for 20,000 Syrian refugees found among local authorities

Latest asylum stats published via Refugee Council

Responding to the statistics, Refugee Council Head of Advocacy Dr. Lisa Doyle said:

“Given the world is in the grip of one of the worst refugee crises in history, the truth is that comparatively fewer people get as far as Britain in their search for safety. Britain received just 3% of all asylum claims made in the EU so far this year.

The Refugee Council website is well worth a visit for more information including:

Refugee Council News Blogs: Latest asylum stats published

Read the latest edition of: Tell It Like It Is: the truth about refugees and asylum

Read: Peers slam Government for failing lone children

Read the Refugee Council report: Still at Risk: A review of support for trafficked children

Hundreds of child refugees have vanished since arriving in the UK, prompting trafficking and abuse fears

Source: Siobhan Fenton, Health and Social Affairs correspondent at The Independent siobhan.fenton@independent.co.uk

Exclusive: Campaigners and MPs say the figures, released to The Independent, show children are being ‘failed’ by Theresa May’s government

Frances Trevena, of Coram Children’s Legal Centre Migrant Children’s Project, said:

“Trafficking gangs run sophisticated networks in order to traffic children into or within the UK for the purposes of exploitation, including sexual exploitation, forced labour and domestic servitude. Those who do go missing are at a great risk of exploitation from their traffickers or others who may seek to exploit them further.”

Read the full article: Hundreds of child refugees have vanished since arriving in the UK, prompting trafficking and abuse fears

‘It is a disgrace to Europe’: former child refugee Lord Dubs on the Calais camp

Author: Amelia Gentleman, correspondent for the Guardian

‘Four months ago, after an intervention by the Kindertransport veteran, Britain promised to rescue hundreds of children stranded without parents in the squalor of the Calais refugee camp. They are still there – and are losing hope’

Read the full article: ‘It is a disgrace to Europe’: former child refugee Lord Dubs on the Calais camp

Albanian Children Seeking Asylum In The UK Are Disappearing In Record Numbers

Author: MaeveMcClenaghan

Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, told Buzzed News:

“Traffickers will brainwash their victims, they will be promised a better life. The young people are told not to trust anyone in authority.”

Read the full article: BuzzFeedNews: Albanian Children Seeking Asylum In The UK Are Disappearing In Record Numbers

City of Sanctuary

‘City of Sanctuary is a movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. Our network of local groups includes boroughs, towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all committed to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.

Wherever refugees go, we want them to feel safe and find people who will welcome them’.

Read more: City of Sanctuary

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