asylum seekers

  • December 14, 2009

    Our news briefing service has been able to help 'break' a couple of media stories recently, one of which has important Christmas ramifications.

  • December 4, 2009

    The patron saint of children and the imprisoned - and the inspiration for the modern day Father Christmas - St Nicholas was turned away at the gate of the Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre when he tried to deliver gifts to the children inside.

  • November 11, 2009

    Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, European governments must act urgently to tackle human rights abuses against migrants, asylum seekers, detainees and minorities, Amnesty International has declared.

  • July 24, 2009

    Some refugees are still being forced to live on supermarket vouchers instead of cash seven years after the government scrapped the controversial system because it was unfair and unworkable.

  • July 17, 2009

    A bishop has called for an overhaul of the asylum system and for asylum seekers to be given the right to work at the launch of a new report.

  • June 12, 2009

    This Sunday Christian congregations across the country will remember and pray for oppressed and persecuted people seeking sanctuary in the United Kingdom as well as for the workers at the UK Border Agency.

  • June 11, 2009

    No, not more on their expenses. But there is a small window of opportunity to change the law so that asylum seekers can get better access to healthcare.

  • June 9, 2009

    A massive 95% of the British public do not know how many people apply for asylum in the UK each year, with the vast majority hugely overestimating numbers, a British Red Cross survey has revealed.

  • April 28, 2009

    A church-based coalition is to be launched today in Blackburn to encourage faith-based aid projects for refugees and asylum seekers. The Sanctuary Project will draw together a range of support for some 1,200 people in the first instance.

  • April 8, 2009

    Barry Morgan, the Anglican Archbishop of Wales, will be mucking in to help create a 'Sanctuary Garden' at the RHS Cardiff Flower Show on 15 April, as part of a venture to support asylum seekers.