Refugee Crisis

Total 11 Posts

How COVID-19 became a cover to reduce refugee rights.

5 min read
Some governments are using COVID-19 as an excuse to double down on border closures as well as using migration policy to demonstrate the robustness of their response to it.

‘Welcoming’ European welfare states are forcing refugees through mazes of harmful rules.

5 min read
For many refugees fleeing their home countries, destinations in northern Europe were the ultimate goal. But what happened when they got there?

Shredding the misconceptions around seeking asylum.

6 min read
On the misconceptions regarding asylum seekers pushed not only by anti-immigration activists and the media, but also the government. Reality is very different when you take the time to look at it.

Offshoring of asylum seekers – A Home Office distraction.

6 min read
While we froth over stories of barriers in the Channel and wave machines to push migrant boats back into French waters, we must not take our eyes off the Home Office’s current inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and violations of the law.

The ‘first safe country’ myth.

5 min read
With protests taking place against asylum seekers, and being the eternal optimist that I am, let’s try and fully address this whole thing about “first safe country” and why it has no basis in either law or reality, along with a couple of other things.

Why I believe in ‘safe routes’ for asylum seekers.

3 min read
“Safe routes” would allow asylum seekers to safely access a country and have their claim fully and fairly assessed.

How the coronavirus pandemic may be shaping our feelings about people crossing the Channel in small boats.

4 min read
At times of economic crisis, our feelings towards migrants can become hardened.
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