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Asylum Matters Update, 2nd September 2021

Ongoing advocacy Afghanistan crisis Under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) resettlement scheme, at least 8000 people have been evacuated from Kabul airport since 13 August. Following public pressure, on the 17th August the UK Government also announced the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), which will resettle 20,000 Afghan refugees over five years, with […]

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Digital Ways of Women Centred Working – Good Practice from WomenCentre

WomenCentre would like to share with you our newly launched report Digital Ways of Women Centred Working that brings together good practice principles for work with women migrants. The report shares practical, tangible examples of the adaption of services and support for digital, remote and blended ways of working. The learning brought together in the […]

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Resource of the week: Too much information? Let the Refugee Council help

There’s so much changing at the moment, it’s hard to keep track. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like this one which summarises all the main policy changes. Other summaries are available, obv, but this is quite excellent, and we commend it to you. Refugee Council continue to produce excellent briefings – like […]

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Asylum Matters update 22th July 2021 – Bill second reading, resources for asylum support rates review and more

another update from Asylum Matters Ongoing Advocacy Nationality and Borders Bill/ New Plan for Immigration This week the Nationality and Borders Bill passed second reading in the House of Commons with 366 MPs voting in favour and 265 voting against. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, introduced the Bill by noting that the Government was acting […]

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STOP THE SCAN: Police use of mobile fingerprinting technology for immigration enforcement

In June 2021, The Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London released  a new report written to draw attention to the national use of the Biometric Services Gateway (mobile fingerprinting) by police forces. The report discusses issues that arose from new data obtained through a Freedom of Information […]

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Between a rock and a hard place: Structural Vulnerabilities, Resilience and Migrant Communities-led responses to COVID-19 in West Yorkshire

Today the Racial Justice Network and Yorkshire Resists in conjunction with Queen Mary University of London and with financial support from Huddersfield University have released a new report written to draw attention to the experiences of migrant communities within West Yorkshire. The report discusses issues that arose from being caught between a rock and hard […]

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Leeds University publish study on bereavement support to people from diverse communities

Grieving friends and relatives from ethnic minority backgrounds are suffering from a lack of appropriate help to cope with losing a loved one, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say. The scarcity of data on the services that are available means providers do not know how support should be delivered to ensure they are suitable for […]

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