Category Refugees

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 […]

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. […]

The Real Refugee Crisis Isn’t On Our TV Screens [Huffington Post]

Huffington Post blog on the political stagnation and violence faced by refugees on the Greek Islands and hotspots. First published in the Huffington Post on 20 July 2017: After the listlessness of winter, summer is usually the antidote. Peak weather, renewed energy. Things start happening, people begin moving. For most of us this means enjoying life […]

There’s a crisis looming in Europe. And in spite of Brexit, we need to be paying attention to it [The Canary]

In-depth feature on a school providing education to refugees on Chios and the ramifications of less EU funding. The situation on the hotspot islands has been neglected in the media eye since Brexit as the UK prepares to wash its hands of EU issues. First published in The Canary on 9 June 2017: One charity, […]

Yemen’s other refugee crisis [Al Jazeera]

Feature on a campaign to raise awareness of asylum seekers fleeing into Yemen. First published in Al Jazeera on 11 March 2017: Yemen is currently home to more than 270,000 refugees and asylum seekers, predominantly from Africa, according to UNHCR. In 2016, at least 117,000 more arrived, the agency said. The influx has alarmed humanitarian workers […]

Blackwater founder Erik Prince wants to privatise Europe’s migrant crisis [The Canary]

Opinion piece on Eric Prince’s column in The Financial Times arguing for the privatisation of the migrant crisis. First published in The Canary on 6 January 2017: On Monday 2 January, an editorial [paywall] that read a little like a full-page advert in The Financial Times gave voice to Erik Prince, founder of the private […]