Tag Archives: asylum
This excellent video offers an overview of the findings of the recently completed joint research project carried out by the Refugee Council and Maternity Action on the experience of maternity among asylum seeking mothers. Dowload the full report.
Dramatisation based on interviews collected for the research project ‘Undocumented children and families in the UK’ carried out at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. The research was funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust. The … Continue reading
An estimated 120,000 children living in the UK without legal immigration status are at risk of destitution, exploitation and social exclusion because of contradictory and frequently changing rules and regulations which jeopardise their access to healthcare, education, protection by the … Continue reading
BID and The Children’s Society have published a new report on detention of children, titled ‘Last resort or first resort? Immigration detention of children in the UK.’ Download the report and executive summary here. The report is based on detailed … Continue reading
I use this song in my teaching on refugees and forced migration. I think it captures the sense of in-betweenness and saudade (a nostalgia for what is no longer there) that is so common among those who leave their country of origin. It is central … Continue reading
Listen to Prof Heaven Crawley debating on the alternative to child detentetion and the involvement of Bernardo’s in running welfare services at a new detention centre on BBC Radio 4 Today programme.
Discussing issues related to mental health disorders among irregular migrant children with a senior healthcare professional in Birmingham, we asked if the way the immigration system operates may be one of them. She explains: “[…] Yes, without a doubt. … Continue reading
Positive Contributions: Being a refugee in Britain is a report and photo exhibition written and curated by Nando Sigona and Andreea Torre and commissioned by the Refugee Housing Association. The photo-exhibition collects photos taken on disposable cameras by twenty refugees and … Continue reading
Thousands of migrant children are detained every year in Europe. They are forcibly brought to detention centres in a number of countries, in most cases with a view of preparing for their deportation. There they have to endure prison-like conditions, … Continue reading
Supreme court says deporting woman who lied on asylum application would infringe rights of her British children, Afua Hirsch reports on today The Guardian.