Yesterday, our friends from the Refugee Council moved in: we're now sharing an office with them. Not the whole organization, mind. Just the Leeds staff. http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/Refugee Council - Supporting and Empowering Refugeeswww.refugeecouncil.org.ukThe Refugee Council is one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees and asylum seekers and supporting them to rebuild […]
Excellent, thoughtful, background piece on "Europe's Boat People" from the Economist http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21649488-those-perilFor those in perilwww.economist.comEVERY coin that he is left as a tip brings Daouda Boubacar a step closer to Europe. The 22-year-old, a waiter in a busy café on the outskirts of Bamako, the capital...
A very simple, very powerful online campaign to raise awareness of Britain's role in resettling Syrian refugees https://www.howwelcomingistheuk.org/How (un)welcoming is the UK?www.howwelcomingistheuk.orgWhy risk the boats? Have a look at how many Syrian civilians fleeing violence has the UK resettled. Prepare to be shocked.
Earlier this week, one of our volunteers called to ask about Azure cards - the payment cards issued to some asylum seekers. Someone she knows had been unable to use her card to buy new underclothes in both Tesco's and Sainsbury's on the same day. Our volunteer wanted to check the rules. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/423333/azure_card_carrier_04_2015.pdf Today her […]
Has the debate on immigration narrowed? Very interesting analysis here from Liverpool Uni bodHard Evidence: how has press coverage of immigration changed?theconversation.comThe British press has been accused of many things in recent years, most of them bad, but how can we measure performance in coverage of a particular subject such as immigration, and how is […]