News update 19th June 2022

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General

Support for refugees rises, survey finds, amid Ukraine war exodus

https://www.euronews.com/2022/06/18/us-refugees-unhcr

 

Footnote Press launches with anthology of stories marking World Refugee Day

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/footnote-press-launches-with-anthology-of-stories-marking-world-refugee-day

 

World Refugee Day 2022: Council of Europe and UNHCR video

https://www.coe.int/en/web/special-representative-secretary-general-migration-refugees/-/world-refugee-day-2022-council-of-europe-and-unhcr-video

 

World Refugee Day: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/statement_22_3803

 

Uniqlo launches ‘Peace for All’ charity project

https://fashionunited.uk/news/fashion/uniqlo-launches-peace-for-all-charity-project/2022061763665

 

Nearly 37 million children displaced worldwide

https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/41277/nearly-37-million-children-displaced-worldwide

 

Greece

Turkiye: Greece violates migrant rights, forces 42,000 refugees out

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220618-turkiye-greece-violates-migrant-rights-forces-42000-refugees-out/

 

EU Lawmakers Denounce Greece Alleged Pushbacks of Refugees

https://www.thenationalherald.com/eu-lawmakers-denounce-greece-alleged-pushbacks-of-refugees/

'Jungle' to 'prison' for migrants on Samos island

http://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/41291/jungle-to-prison-for-migrants-on-samos-island

 

Greece accused of using migrants to push back other migrants

https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2022/6/17/greece-accused-of-using-migrants-to-push-back-other-migrants

 

Refugee Week Greece, a first-time festival, will be held at several Greek cities June 20-26

https://hellenicnews.com/refugee-week-greece-a-first-time-festival-will-be-held-at-several-greek-cities-june-20-26/

 

Moldova

Moldova: Development MEPs assess humanitarian and refugee situation

https://www.europeaninterest.eu/article/moldova-development-meps-assess-humanitarian-and-refugee-situation/

 

Moldova Refugee Accommodation Centre (RAC) Weekly Needs Monitoring, Update as of 06.06.2022 [EN/RO]

https://reliefweb.int/report/moldova/moldova-refugee-accommodation-centre-rac-weekly-needs-monitoring-update-06062022-enro

 

Moldova needs more resources and expertise to welcome refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine

https://www.coe.int/en/web/portal/-/moldova-needs-more-resources-and-expertise-to-welcome-refugees-fleeing-the-war-in-ukraine

  

Ukraine

 

UNICEF ECAR Humanitarian Situation Report No. 13 (Refugee Response) for 25 May to 15 Jun 2022

https://reliefweb.int/report/poland/unicef-ecar-humanitarian-situation-report-no-13-refugee-response-25-may-15-jun-2022

 

More Than 100 Million Now Forcibly Displaced

https://www.eurasiareview.com/19062022-more-than-100-million-now-forcibly-displaced/

UK and Ireland

 

Ukrainians face a homeless future in the UK thanks to red tape on renting 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/19/ukrainians-face-a-homeless-future-in-the-uk-thanks-to-red-tape-on-renting

 

Ukraine war: Delays to £350 ‘thank you’ for UK refugee hosts, charity says

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/uk-news/ukraine-war-refugee-host-delay-b2104172.html

 

The Granada Debate: What's next for the Rwandan refugee scheme?

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2022-06-17/the-granada-debate-what-next-for-the-rwandan-refugee-scheme

 

People arriving in UK on small boats to be electronically tagged

Rights campaigners say ‘appalling’ pilot scheme treats those fleeing conflict and persecution as criminals

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/18/people-arriving-in-uk-on-small-boats-to-be-electronically-tagged

 

Priti Patel calls decision to block UK Rwanda deportations 'scandalous,' The Telegraph reports

https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uks-patel-calls-echr-decision-block-rwanda-deportations-scandalous-the-telegraph-2022-06-17/

 

UK floats Council of Europe exit after court halts Rwandan deportations

Britain’s first attempt at Rwandan deportations under a controversial new asylum policy has been stymied following an eleventh-hour intervention from the European Court of Human Rights.

https://www.courthousenews.com/uk-floats-council-of-europe-exit-after-court-halts-rwandan-deportations/

 

UN expert urges UK to halt transfer of asylum seekers to Rwanda

https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/06/1120722

 

‘Frankly insulting’: Rwanda resents its portrayal in UK asylum row

Kigali government seeks to shift narrative with managed tours of processing facilities and accommodation for deportees

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/17/rwanda-portrayal-uk-asylum-seekers-deportation

 

The refugees caught up in the UK’s Rwanda deportation plans

https://www.ft.com/content/2cca92d7-f771-4501-9a17-f91cdfae2bdc

 

MPs probe UK aid to countries hosting refugees

https://committees.parliament.uk/committee/98/international-development-committee/news/171513/mps-probe-uk-aid-to-countries-hosting-refugees/

 

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees left homeless in England, data shows

Exclusive: at least 480 families with children have applied to councils to help with homelessness

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/16/hundreds-of-ukrainian-refugees-left-homeless-in-england-data-shows