Category - migrants

  • November 13, 2013

    The Bulgarian authorities must do far more to prevent xenophobic hate crimes, Amnesty International has urged.

  • November 5, 2013

    The experiences and voices of a centre run by the Presbyterian Church in South Korea provide important lessons concerning the multiple insecurities felt by 'migrant wives', as the women are called, in a fast moving society. Naveen Qayyum, from Pakistan, reflects on the issues raised about migration and the experience of women at the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly meeting in Busan.

  • October 18, 2013

    Migrants are reduced to mere commodities, traded and exchanged in the global market, says a churches' declaration.

  • September 11, 2013

    Protecting the health of migrants is a matter of human rights, according to a report by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) along with the World Health Organisation and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR). This raises important ethical and legal concerns, especially in countries bringing in measures which reduce migrants’ access to healthcare or damage their health. (

  • August 29, 2013

    Welcoming and protecting strangers, especially migrants, is "at the core of our mission as churches,” says the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit.

  • August 15, 2013

    The Greek authorities must act immediately to curb the growing spate of xenophobic and racist attacks Amnesty International says.

  • June 21, 2013

    Libya has been told to end indefinite detention of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, including children, solely for immigration purposes.

  • June 3, 2013

    The collective action of congregations in Geneva, Switzerland, serving migrant communities, has been celebrated at the Ecumenical Centre.

  • March 1, 2013

    On the day of the Eastleigh by-election, figures were released which showed a marked recent decline in net migration, which obviously delighted the Government. Home Secretary Theresa May boasted about how much she had toughened up the rules, but perhaps in an attempt to forestall one potential criticism, stressed the fact that visas for university students had increased by three percent overall.

  • January 22, 2013

    Italy is summarily returning unaccompanied migrant children and adult asylum seekers to Greece, where they face terrible conditions, says a new report.