From QUNO: Refugee and migrant issues were raised in a total of 29 recommendations by other States. The report containing all the recommendations is available here: https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/document/united_kingdom/session_27_-_may_2017/a_hrc_wg.6_27_l.7.pdf
The recommendations most relevant to your concerns were (country making the recommendation to the UK is in brackets): Continue reading “Universal Periodic Review: UK 2017”
Throughout history, the UK has been a welcoming place of safety for people fleeing some of the world’s most appalling conflicts and regimes.
We’re proud that 10,000 Jewish children found refuge here through the Kindertransport scheme during the Second World War; we’re proud that Britain was there for Uganda’s Asians during their escape from brutal dictator Idi Amin, and we’re proud that Britain will offer a safer future to 20,000 Syrian men, women and children during their hour of greatest need.
Today we’re asking for your help to ensure the UK continues this life saving work. Continue reading “Ask your candidate to sign the Refugees Welcome Pledge”
To the European Commission – Petition text:
Do not punish those who uphold Europe’s tradition of offering dignity and human rights to some of the most vulnerable people. Stop the criminalisation of those offering humanitarian assistance to refugees and migrants. Continue reading “Criminalising humanity – you can sign the petition”
Why are people forced to migrate? The causes are many and complex. Each persons reasons for migration are a unique combination.
One example. A couple with their two children who fled from Eritrea to Sudan, Eritrea has one of the most oppressive regimes in the world.. He is a member of a Pentecostalist church which is not registered with the state. Only Churches that are registered are allowed to practice. He went ahead of the family to seek sanctuary in the UK. His application for asylum was refused. The Home Office immigration officer did not believe he had faced persecution because of his religion. The office of the lawyer who had advised him had closed. He lost his minimal asylum support payments and was homeless. He was forbidden to work. When I met him he was sleeping in train stations, churches and occasionally with friends. He was under Hammersmith Hospital for diabetes. Continue reading “Some Key Questions on Forced Migration.”