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Refugee donates to charities working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The Welsh Refugee Council would like to thank Jane Hibbert, a French refugee for donating £75.00 to 10 charities in Wales as a memorial for those who lost their live aboard the SS Arandora Star after leaving Liverpool docks/habour late June 1940.  The ship was sank from torpedo fire on the 2 July 1940, 75 miles off the North West coast of Donegal, Ireland.  800 lost their lives in this incident, most were non-combatant.

Jane was one of the fortunate refugees from France who disembarked from the ship in Liverpool before it sailed on to its’ next journey.  Jane see parallels with the migrants who are rescued at sea in Europe.

Jane has lived most of life in the UK and chose Wales as her home.  The Welsh Refugee Council is extremely grateful for the support and interest towards the issues of migration.

Read her story here

 

Concerns over the changes for the National Referral Mechanism’s Final Review

The Refugee Children’s Consortium, a group of over 40 asylum seeker and refugee organisations have expressed concerns over the new proposed changes to the  National Referral Mechanism’s  (NRM)  final review.  These concerns include:

  • exclusion of the voluntary sector in the referrals system for safeguarding victims of trafficking to include children and young people,
  • no right of appeal in the NRM,
  • lack of integration of new 9 multi-disciplinary hubs into the child protection system, and the
  • lack of statutory footing.

The group have now written to Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime, Karen Bradley, MP  calling on the  Modern Slavery Bill to ensure victims are effectively identified and receive the specialist support that they are entitled to.

Find out more here

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