‘There’s compassion fatigue’: why refugee charities face a funding shortfall. The Guardian. 28/06/2017
Giving to refugee charities tends to increase only after media coverage of tragic stories or political decisions. But as the crisis endures beyond the news cycle, fundraisers need to find other ways to retain donors.
”It’s like Airbnb for refugees’: UK hosts and their guests – in pictures’. The Guardian. 8/05/2017
Photo report about refugees and their host families across the UK.
- ‘Refugees Welcome? The Experience of New Refugees in the UK’. APPG on Refugees. 25/04/2017
This report by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees raises concerns about a“two-tier system” of refugee protection. While the refugees arriving in the UK through Government-led resettlement programmes receive dedicated support, many people whose refugee status is granted following an asylum claim have to rely on charities and local individuals.
- ‘Churches and charities fill asylum vacuum left by ‘lukewarm’ state’. The Guardian. 3/04/2017.
Government support for refugees is scant, but charities and faith groups around the UK are working hard to provide a safety net.
- ‘NGOs under attack for saving too many lives in the Mediterranean’. The Conversation. 29/03/2017.
European politicians and media have accused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) carrying out search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean of undermining their efforts to stem the flow of migration from Libya.
- ‘Refugees Welcome Index shows government refugee policies out of touch with public opinion’. Amnesty International. 19/05/2016.
The new Refugees Welcome Index, based on a global survey of more than 27,000 people carried out by the internationally renowned strategy consultancy GlobeScan, ranks 27 countries across all continents based on people’s willingness to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes.
Didier Fassin. ‘From Right to Favor. The Refugee Question as Moral Crisis’. The Nation. 5/04/2016.