Category - refugees

  • February 16, 2017

    Vulnerable people are being discriminated against as a consequence of a new Government scheme which obliges landlords to check the eligibility of prospective tenants, a new report has revealed.

  • February 14, 2017

    As we watch the Trump White House in horrified fascination, are we in danger of tolerating similar attitudes and policies from our own government simply because they are expressed in a more subtle

  • February 2, 2017

    Reacting to the recent suspension by the United States of its longstanding refugee programme, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday said resettlement is often “the only possible solution” for people fleeing conflict and persecution, and that the US policy, which bars entry of Syrians into the country, “should be removed sooner rather than later.”

  • February 2, 2017

    The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard, have welcomed a United Methodist Church statement on Trump's immigration order, given by Bishop Bruce R. Ough, the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops.

  • January 31, 2017

    Expressing concern regarding recently announced US measures related to refugee admissions and entry into the US by seven Muslim-majority countries, the World Council of Churches, ACT Alliance and the Lutheran World Federation  affirmed that faith calls all Christians to love and welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced person – 'the other.'

  • January 29, 2017

    President Donald Trump's policies will cause tremendous harm to refugees and do little to address terrorism and other national security threats, says Human Rights Watch.

  • January 27, 2017

    With hate speech and rhetoric against migrants and refugees on the rise in various parts of the world, and the increased role of media in shaping perceptions towards them, the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations has co-sponsored a symposium with the European Union, drawing attention to this growing challenge and exploring efforts to combat it.

  • January 13, 2017

    Refugees in Serbia are experiencing life-threatening conditions as temperatures in the south of the country have plummeted to -30?C

  • January 8, 2017

    Pope Francis' appeal for solidarity with refugees is as challenging now as it was when we first heard it: “

  • December 14, 2016

    Families who were forced to flee the brutal Syrian conflict will be spending their first Christmases in safety in Hertfordshire. So far 62 people have arrived in Hertfordshire as part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation (SVPR) scheme.