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Can You Hear Us? Interpreters and Detainee Welfare in Immigration Removal Centres

The United Kingdom has one of the largest immigration detention estates in Europe. While detention is punitive in nature, the measure itself is administrative and not criminal, for the non-offence … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · 3 Comments

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part II: Iraq)

Many of the problems faced by Afghans being deported are also faced by Iraqis asylum seekers in Europe. They are often sent to a country they barely know, if at … Continue reading

July 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Gimme Shelter! Mass Removals of Asylum Seekers from Europe (Part I: Afghanistan)

The current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now both beyond their fifteen year, are the enduring conflicts of the twenty first century. The latest UN figures for civilian casualties in … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Pain and Shame of Period Poverty

The menstrual cycle is a biological fact of life. Nonetheless, poor public health initiatives and embarrassment mean that periods remain shrouded in myths and stigma. For many women, periods, and … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Money before Morality: Ghassan Kanafani and the Refugee Crisis

Every minute of every day, somewhere on Planet Earth, at least twenty people are forced to flee their homes: people who are forcibly displaced either within (internally displaced persons) or … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

28 Days Later… The Rule that Leaves New Refugees in the UK Destitute

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports that a record 65.6 million people worldwide became refugees or were displaced in 2016, a figure higher than the entire population of the … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pale Shelter: Refugees in the UK

In November and December 2014, French NGO Secours Catholique (Caritas France) carried out a number of interviews with residents in the “Jungle”* in Calais, France; 54 interviews were collated in … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment