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"Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country. They often have had to flee with little more than the clothes on their back, leaving behind homes, possessions, jobs and loved ones." (UNHCR)
Asylum claim rejections show the UK government has little understanding of what people are fleeing – and it’s costing lives5 min read
Many asylum applications are rejected on grounds that dismiss the dire situations in applicants’ countries of origin.
The new deal with France provides clear and compelling evidence that the way the UK chose to leave the EU actually meant a reduction in the ability to control irregular migration.
If the Canadian government sticks to its new plans for refugee resettlement, the next three years could have significant implications for refugees and refugee policy beyond Canada’s borders.
Recent scenes at Victoria Station and Manston immigration centre are one way the government drives anti-migration sentiment. 12 years of Tory governance has pushed narratives that dehumanise vulnerable people, and turned the border into a spectacle.
Most people who cross the English Channel leave their homes in search of a better life, freedom, respect, or a decent, assured income. But countries comply differently with their international obligations towards refugees.