Category - refugees

  • March 16, 2017

    With ongoing bombardment in and around Damascus and countless people trapped in besieged areas throughout Syria, Christian Aid has asked world leaders to act now to end the horrors, and reaffirms its call for an immediate and lasting ceasefire.

  • March 7, 2017

    The Refugee Council has published a new analysis of the latest developments in the UK asylum system.

  • February 28, 2017

    A group of four organisations are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people.

  • February 27, 2017

    ACT Alliance and ACT Alliance EU have joined over 70 organisations in expressing their grave concerns about proposed EU cooperation with Libya in an open letter to EU heads of state and EU policymakers.

  • 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.