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Volunteer opportunities supporting and befriending young refugees, migrants and asylum seekers
The Destitution Project is based in The Children's Society's New Londoners programme in Canning Town. We provide one-to-one advocacy and support to young refugees, migrants and asylum seekers who are faced with destitution and sometimes with being returned to war-torn countries. We predominantly work with young people aged 18-21 years old throughout London.
We're currently looking for volunteers to support, befriend and advocate on behalf of the young people we work with. For more information and to apply please see here.
A fair deal on migration for the UK
IPPR, 6 March 2014
In this paper, IPPR brings together its ideas and research on migration from across the last five years to propose a comprehensive Fair Deal on migration for the UK – a set of policies and approaches that address all aspects of migration in a fair and realistic way, and which would make Britain’s economy fairer and our society stronger
Six-month countdown to free school lunches for infants
Home Office, 6 March 2014
The government launches measures to help schools deliver free school lunches to all infant children
People trafficking: Ordeal for those coming to UK
BBC News, 4 March 2014
People trafficked into the UK may already have spent years travelling before they arrive, a BBC investigation has found. They also face violence and are treated like slaves by the criminal gangs transporting them
The court judgement on loving an immigrant
Politics.co.uk, 4 March 2014
Separated: Brits are being forced to pick between their partner or their country
Kamila Shamsie on applying for British citizenship: 'I never felt safe'
The Guardian, 4 March 2014
After six years of living in Britain, the author thought that the path to citizenship would be easy. She was wrong – but the fraught journey forced her to think about privilege, identity and the hostility that immigrants can face
Families 'torn apart' by immigration rules on spouses
BBC News, 3 March 2014
A minimum income requirement imposed on non-EU migrants limits the number able to enter the UK. But some families claim the system is unfair and is keeping spouses and their children apart, as Inside Out East reports
Power to make terror suspects stateless concerns human rights committee
The Guardian, 3 March 2014
Parliamentary joint committee says Theresa May's late addition to immigration bill risks breach of UK's international obligations