Category Migration

UK refugee law needs a new definition of ‘family’ [The New Arab]

Comment piece on up upcoming Refugees Bill and report on the need for new definitions of family to apply to Fammily reunification rules. First published in The New Arab on 1 February 2018: With an extant refugee crisis on the continent, the UK won’t win any awards for its part in taking it on. Already […]

Trump’s UNRWA cuts hold Palestinians hostage [The New Arab]

Comment piece on US funding cuts to UNRWA, the refugee agency for Palestinians, and the implications. First published in The New Arab on 19 January 2018: While the US might deny it, all signs point to the fact that withdrawal of aid is a proverbial gun to the head of the Palestinians. As President Trump […]

With Ash On Their Faces: Yezidi Women And The Islamic State [The Iranian]

Book Review of ‘With Ash on their Faces – Yezidi Women and the Islamic State’ by Cathy Otten. First published in The Iranian on 10 January 2018: Reports of the mass abduction, rape and enslavement of Yezidi women made headlines and was impossible to ignore. Some of the harrowing stories of captivity under ISIS have since been […]

Libyan slavery: Don’t be fooled by the ‘shock’, we’ve known about this for a while now [Middle East Eye]

Opinion piece in Middle East Eye on CNN report of the Libya slave trade and action by world leaders: Last month, an undercover investigation by CNN revealed that black African migrants were being sold into slavery in Libya. Since the report broke, news on it has gone viral and world leaders have expressed outrage. But […]

More Than Two Years On, Refugees Are Stuck In A Lawless Hell In Greece [The Iranian]

In-depth report on the asylum process and lawlessness toward refugees in Greece. First published in The Iranian: Refugees in Greece have been waiting months for their asylum applications to be processed. Current flows into the Greek islands are from origin countries that are both high recognition like Syria and low recognition like Pakistan and Afghanistan. […]

New immigration rules snuck through that will affect couples and families

A report on new Home Office guidance issued around the policy on spousal visas. It supposedly makes the ‘minimum income rules’ and financial requirement easier to meet. The Home Office made the changes because a Supreme Court said the rules were unnecessarily harsh on children and compelled the Home Office to adjust them. The response […]

These posters cropping up around the capital will have the Home Office hopping mad

Subvertising against @StMungos & @ThamesReach for their collaboration with the Home Office has hit the underground #CutTheCollaboration pic.twitter.com/FvTB5iYmCH — NELMA (@NELMAcampaigns) July 31, 2017 Twitter story on a subvertising campaign to raise awareness of the collaboration between homeless charities and the Home Office to deport people on the street. First published in The Canary on […]