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Statement: Response to Afghanistan crisis and government resettlement programme

Response to the Afghanistan crisis and UK government resettlement programme from Asylum Matters, Freedom from Torture, Refugee Action, the Refugee Council and Scottish Refugee Council Overview Many Afghans now face profound dangers to their lives, human rights, and ability to live in freedom and dignity. The UK’s response to the crisis must be compassionate, comprehensive …

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Media Release: Seven refugees from seven decades and seven countries mark 70 years of the Refugee Convention

Refugees re-create iconic image of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention on its 70th anniversary Seventy years today since the UK signed the UN Refugee Convention (28 July), refugees from each of those seven decades have come together to re-create the iconic photograph (1) of the original signing of the Convention – but with …

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Refugees from 7 decades mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention which takes place on 28 July 2021 Left to right standing: Linh Vu (arrived 1979) Bharat Gheewala (arrived 1964) Paul Lorber (arrived 1968) Baraa Halabieh (arrived 2016) Darius Nasimi (arrived 1999) Abu-Zayd Abdulrahman (arrived 2004) Karim Shirin (arrived 1994) Remzije Duli (arrived 1991) Mukund Nathwani (arrived 1972) Ibrahim Dogus (arrived 1991) Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi (arrived 1999) Tom Leimdorfer (arrived 1956) Aloysius Ssali (arrived 2005) Tesfai Berhane Sebhat (arrived 1981) Left to right sitting Gillian Slovo (arrived 1964) Dr Saad Maida (arrived 2010) George Szirtes (arrived 1956) Hong Dam (arrived 1980)

News story: Seven refugees from seven decades and seven countries mark 70 years of the Refugee Convention

Seventy years ago today the UK signed the UN Refugee Convention. To celebrate this proud moment in our history and to urge that it is upheld for the future, Together With Refugees invited refugees from each of those seven decades to re-create the iconic photograph of the original signing of the Convention. The photograph brings together …

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Media Release: Women and children abandoned by proposed refugee rules, reveals new campaign coalition

1 June 2021 Two in every three women and children that the UK would accept as refugees now, would be turned away in future under proposed new government rules (1), reveal new figures released today (1 June 2021). The findings, which also show that women and children make up half of people currently accepted as …

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