Category - refugees

  • April 7, 2016

    Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in that country called yesterday (6 April 2016) for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths.

  • March 11, 2016

    “Fears about mass immigration are completely reasonable, says Archbishop of Canterbury”, read a headline in the Sun newspaper, with the subheading “Justi

  • February 25, 2016

    A German alliance of diverse faith-based and civil-society groups has issued an appeal encouraging a humanitarian response to refugees in Europe.

  • February 24, 2016

    The UNHCR has expressed concern at recent restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries that are placing additional undue hardships on refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe..

  • February 10, 2016

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced yesterday (9 February) that it has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in Aleppo.

  • February 9, 2016

    Tens of thousands of people displaced by joint Russian and Syrian government attacks in the north of Syria must be allowed to cross the border to safety in Turkey, Amnesty International said amid reports that thousands of people are waiting at border gates that remain closed.

  • February 4, 2016

    Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.

  • February 3, 2016

    Child protection systems across Europe are overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the UN warned yesterday, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse.

  • December 18, 2015

    A coalition of Protestant and Catholic organisations has reached an agreement with the Italian government to provide travel and integration services for refugees from North Africa and the Middle East.

  • December 16, 2015

    The protection of the EU’s external borders must not come at the expense of refugees’ rights to protection and the broader human rights of migrants and asylum-seekers, says Amnesty International.