Until the EU recognises the specific needs of child migrants and makes it a priority to swiftly reunite them with family members, Nando Sigona and Jenny Allsopp argue in an op-ed published in OpenDemocracy, many will likely continue to abscond … Continue reading Why are unaccompanied migrant children disappearing in the thousands?
By Rachel Humphris The UK Government announced on 28th January 2016 that they will ‘lead a new initiative to resettle unaccompanied children from conflict regions’ . After mounting pressure (see earlier post Happy New Year?), the Prime Minister, David Cameron, … Continue reading Against all odds: resettled separated children and the Immigration Bill
By Rachel Humphris, University of Birmingham To start the New Year, The International Development Committee’s first report for 2016 [i] urges the UK Government to accept an additional 3,000 refugee children from within Europe. The Committee, which has cross-party support, calls … Continue reading Happy New Year? Urgent calls to resettle separated children
By Rachel Humphris, University of Birmingham Whatever their reason for being in the UK, if a child or young person is not a British or European Economic Area (EEA) citizen, they need permission to stay in the country. They are … Continue reading Unaccompanied children and adulthood: categories and more categories
Semhar Haile reflects on what’s missing from media coverage of the refugee crisis, and on how simplistic representations perpetuate old stereotypes about the global south. The ‘refugee crisis’ is one of the most talked about topic at the moment. In fact, many people … Continue reading What we don’t say about the refugee crisis?
Gullivan Zada speaks about the situation of refugee children in the UK, the risks of destitution, and what people can do to help them. The talk was given at the event Music without Borders: An event in solidarity with refugees, 11 October 2015, … Continue reading Refugees and solidarity in Leicester
Semhar Haile imagines Henri’s reply to the letter of his friend George. Henri writes about memories and hopes – in the midst of his journey to Afghanistan Dear George, How wonderful to hear from you. I am currently in Italy, waiting for an … Continue reading En route to Afghanistan
Habib Rezaie imagines what Henri, British refugee in Iran, would reply to the letter of his friend George Karaj, 14 October 2030 Dear Henri, It is great to hear from you as I was worried about your situation in the … Continue reading A letter from George, British refugee in Iran
Semhar Haile, Habib Rezaie, and Francesca Meloni try to imagine a situation where the refugee crisis is reversed. What if a British young man intended to seek asylum in Afghanistan? Perhaps this is the letter he would write to his … Continue reading If a British man was a refugee in Afghanistan