Archive: Refugees

'Major incident': The trickle of boats triggered an overblown political response

All at sea: An open letter to Sajid Javid

The chief executive of Refugee Action demands action to help refugees and the British taxpayer after the home secretary's bizarre decision to call a 'major incident' on a trickle of boats heading to the UK.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Ending Refugees’ exile

    We all tend to assume that refugees want to go home. But often refugees cannot just return to their home country when conflict ends. Many have spent decades in exile; many second and third-generation refugees have never seen the place which they are now expected to call home. Research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that for many refugees a quick return isn’t the right answer.

  • First case of asylum granted in UK under Refugee Convention on basis of atheism

    The Home Office have reportedly for the first time granted an asylum application on the basis of atheism.

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