Asylum Seekers Face Isolation and Destitution amid Covid-19


By Loraine Masiya Mponela Loraine Masiya Mponela, the chairperson of Coventry Asylum and Refugee Action Group (CARAG), reflects on the unique challenges being faced by asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in the UK during the pandemic. Asylum seekers are people whose request for protection is yet to be processed. International law provides that anyone has … Continue reading Asylum Seekers Face Isolation and Destitution amid Covid-19

We urgently need to rethink the unsafe discharge requirements of U.K. immigration detention centres to prevent putting detainees at greater risk of mental ill-health


By Aileen Voit The Home Office has the discretionary power to detain persons at any point of their immigration process: upon arrival in the UK; upon presentation to an immigration office within the country; during a check-in with immigration officials; once a decision to remove has been issued; following arrest by a police officer; or … Continue reading We urgently need to rethink the unsafe discharge requirements of U.K. immigration detention centres to prevent putting detainees at greater risk of mental ill-health

We Need A Safer Way


Michael* spent almost ten months in northern France in 2015-16 before crossing to the UK where he successfully applied for asylum. Michael shares his story with us to highlight how the current system isn’t working, and why we need #ASaferWay. When you are stuck at the UK border your future is one big blank. You … Continue reading We Need A Safer Way

Urgent communication to seven UN Special Rapporteurs regarding France’s COVID-19 response


We are delighted to have supported the issuing of an urgent communication to seven UN Special Rapporteurs concerning the treatment of persons without access to adequate housing during the COVID-19 pandemic in France. The Committee for Refugee Relief, alongside Refugee Rights Europe and 91 organisations, have made a submission to 7 UN Special Rapporteurs to … Continue reading Urgent communication to seven UN Special Rapporteurs regarding France’s COVID-19 response

L’impatto del COVID-19 sugli abitanti dei campi greci


Grainne Farrell  Photo: Siniparksi/Coexistence Lesvos  Poco dopo l’esposione delle tensioni sull’isola greca di Lesbo, fu confermato il primo caso di COVID-19 sull’isola, che ha portato un’altra ondata di intensa paura[1]. La gente del posto, i lavoratori delle ONG e i rifugiati temono che una pandemia all’interno del campo di Moria sarà incontrollabile e che la … Continue reading L’impatto del COVID-19 sugli abitanti dei campi greci

Refugee Rights Europe Ventimiglia Sleeping Underpass

RRE si unisce a più di 100 associazioni che chiedono al governo Italiano soluzioni relative alle cittadine e ai cittadini stranieri con riguardo al COVID-19


RRE ha aderito a più di 100 associazioni nel firmare un documento che chiede al legislatore italiano soluzioni concrete e immediate sull’impatto delle misure di emergenza COVID-19 sulle cittadine e sui cittadini stranieri.   Le principali questioni incluse in questo documento includono le condizioni di vita nei centri di accoglienza, nonché negli insediamenti informali e nei centri di permanenza … Continue reading RRE si unisce a più di 100 associazioni che chiedono al governo Italiano soluzioni relative alle cittadine e ai cittadini stranieri con riguardo al COVID-19

Refugee Rights Europe Ventimiglia Sleeping Underpass

RRE joins more than 100 associations asking the Italian government for COVID-19 solutions relating to displaced people


RRE has joined more than 100 associations in signing a document which asks the Italian legislator for concrete and immediate solutions regarding the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on displaced people. The main matters included in this document include the living conditions in reception centers, as well as, in the informal settlement and repatriation centres … Continue reading RRE joins more than 100 associations asking the Italian government for COVID-19 solutions relating to displaced people