Category: Refugees

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Why Rwanda ?

Charlotte Mbali
Rwanda scene in Kigali

Why did Patel choose Rwanda to deport refugees to? It is an overcrowded country with few opportunities.

Ukrainian refugees seek abortion in Poland

Magdalena Williams
painting by Goya of an act of violence against two women

In October 2020, about 100 000 people took to the streets of Warsaw in a protest against the authorities over the ruling on abortion rights. After protests had been met with heavy-handed police action, sanctioned by the Prime Minister, the UN experts also called on the Polish authorities to respect the rights of men and women protesting against the abortion ruling.

New Kit for Refugee Hunt 

Charlotte Mbali

There is unequal treatment of the refugees from outside Europe compared to the recent arrivals from Ukraine. It has been pointed out how two-faced the authorities are: on the one hand, increasing restrictions on non-European migrants and, on the other hand, the welcome for Ukrainians.

Aid to Refugees

Charlotte Mbali
Anti-refugee sit-in in Cape Town, South Africa;

A church leader from the Ukrainian church in London was on the television standing in front of a huge pile of goods donated in response to an appeal by the Polish community. He was explaining what was needed. Bedding and Pampers were on the list, and things for children. But he also emphasised that new goods are required, not old.

Crossing Borders

Magdalena Williams

Magdalena examines her lasting horror of crossing international borders. In this article she details a very harrowing experience in Hungary.

Civil Liberties Under Threat

Nigel Beevor

The Government’s proposals would weaken our Civil Liberties. They would show that the Government cannot be trusted on Constitutional Reform. The Electorate should be reminded of the dangers to our liberties and the warnings made by Lord Hailsham in the 1970s of the growth of an elective dictatorship in our country.