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When maternity doesn’t matter

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. Advertisements

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Positive contributions: photo exhibition and report

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

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The other (side of Sweden)

This week on OPEN EYE (a duckrabbit/bbc series on the BBC) the acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez turned his lens on a group of young Muslims growing up in the city of Malmo, Sweden. Malmo is a city increasingly divided on … Continue reading

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Transiting in Istanbul: asylum at the borders of the EU

Interesting short film on the situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Istanbul

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Anwar, a happy boy

Anwar is almost 18. He left Afghnistan at 14. The journey to Birmingham took 18 months. Eventually a lorry left him somewhere in Birmingham. In the jungle of Callais fellow Afghnans who had been deported back to Afghnistan from UKBA advised him … Continue reading

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There is always fear…

There’s always fear, I’m always watching over my shoulder as to ‘can I get caught working here?’ (Ray, 21, Male, Zimbabwean). From Bloch, Sigona and Zetter (2009) ‘No right to dream’: the social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in … Continue reading

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Welcome to school! Key resources for new migrants and refugees

Social Policy Research Centre (Middlesex University) has just published a report on migrant and refugee children in Britain’s schools, including a guide for newly arrived parents to help them understand the English school system. Newly arrived migrant and refugee children in the … Continue reading

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