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The Illegal Migration Bill, explained

Last week, the UK Government announced its controversial Illegal Immigration Bill that seeks to overhaul the UK asylum system. Since its announcement, the Bill has been the subject of widespread…

A shambolic response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

This article was originally submitted on the 12th March 2022 For the past few weeks, one thing has dominated the news: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Thousands of people –…

The Afghan crisis: how students can help

Approximately 10,000 Afghans will be resettled in the UK this year following the Taliban takeover. After more than four decades of conflict, Afghanistan now has 3 million internally displaced people.…

Meet Debora Kayembe: activist, human rights lawyer and Edinburgh University’s new Rector

CW: anti-Blackness, racism Last week the exciting appointment of Debora Kayembe as the 54th Rector of Edinburgh University was announced. The top Scottish human rights lawyer ran unopposed for the…

The Museum Without a Home at Chrystal Macmillan

The Museum Without A Home: An Exhibition of Hospitality at the Chrystal Macmillan, conceived and curated by Oxfam, Amnesty International and Student Action for Refugees, seeks to celebrate small acts…

When governments fail to act, we need to stand up for refugees

In 2019, the number of displaced people around the world will likely surpass 70 million, a figure that eclipses the population of the United Kingdom. A tragedy arguably unmatched in…

Mass deportations are not the answer to the refugee crisis

The German Interior Ministry’s recent decision to deport newly arrived migrants back to Greece by March puts further question marks over Europe’s response to the ongoing refugee crisis. Two years…