News update 27th May 2022


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27 May

Care UK supplies its 70th container of care to Ukraine

https://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/news/20171870.care-uk-supplies-70th-container-care-ukraine/

 

Greece

29 May

Greece blocked 40,000 migrants at Evros this year: govt

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/961655-greece-blocked-40-000-migrants-at-evros-this-year-govt

  

20 May

Greece’s press is the latest casualty of Mitsotakis’ War on Migrants https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/30551/eu-turns-a-blind-eye-to-greece-refugees-treatment

 

19 May

Greece: Population Movement 24 Month Operation Update

https://reliefweb.int/report/greece/greece-population-movement-24-month-operation-update-mdr65003

  

Moldova

25 May

A story from the “Ignatenco Children’s Hospital” in Chisinau, Moldova

https://reliefweb.int/report/moldova/story-ignatenco-childrens-hospital-chisinau-moldova

  

23 May

Situation Update #5: Republic of Moldova Refugee Emergency Telecommunications Sector (RETS)

https://reliefweb.int/report/moldova/situation-update-5-republic-moldova-refugee-emergency-telecommunications-sector-rets

 

 Poland

 30 May

 UNHCR Is Expanding Its Operations in Poland to Help Ukrainian Refugees

 https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/unhcr-is-expanding-its-operations-in-poland-to-help-ukrainian-refugees/

 

 

Slovakia

24 May

Slovakia Has Registered More Than 400,000 Ukrainian Refugees Since War Started

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/slovakia-has-registered-more-than-400000-ukrainian-refugees-since-war-started/

 

Slovakia - DISPLACEMENT SURVEYS: Ukrainian Refugees and Third-Country Nationals (09 March - 22 May 2022)

https://displacement.iom.int/reports/slovakia-displacement-surveys-ukrainian-refugees-and-third-country-nationals-09-march-22?close=true

 

 UK and Ireland

 29 May

 Over 50 Ukrainian children stuck waiting for UK visa decision

 Exclusive: sources say most have hosts ready under Homes for Ukraine scheme but have heard nothing

 https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/29/homes-for-ukraine-children-stuck-waiting-for-uk-visa-decision

 

: Boris's open letter to children 'galling and hypocritical', say sponsors

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-61617767

 

New asylum seekers to be given 7 day Rwanda ultimatum in documents revealed to ITV News

 

https://www.itv.com/news/2022-05-27/asylum-seekers-have-just-7-days-to-prove-status-or-be-sent-to-rwanda

 

 28 May

 Ukrainian refugees turn to food banks as UK hosts struggle with costs

 Families fleeing war are increasingly relying on charity as rising energy costs hit household budgets

 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/may/28/ukrainian-refugees-food-banks-uk-hosts-costs-families-war-charity

 

27 May

‘No one has been housed for a month’: Afghan refugees still stuck in hotel limbo 9 months on

One man left in an isolated hotel with his family told The Big Issue “people are really suffering” and that some guests have been there since August.

https://www.bigissue.com/news/social-justice/afghan-refugees-scheme-stuck-in-hotel-home-office/

  

Havant charity sends second convoy of humanitarian aid to help Ukrainians in space of 10 days

Residents have rallied behind a charity to send a second lorry of aid to Ukrainian refugees in the space of just 10 days.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/people/havant-charity-sends-second-convoy-of-humanitarian-aid-to-help-ukrainians-in-space-of-10-days-3710932

 

26 May

Irregular migration to the UK, year ending March 2022

Statistics on irregular migration to the UK, including small boats.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/irregular-migration-to-the-uk-year-ending-march-2022

  

Rise in UK asylum approvals renews fears about Rwanda transfers

Home Office data shows majority of successful claimants arrived via small boats so may face prosecution

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/26/rise-in-uk-asylum-approvals-renews-fears-about-rwanda-transfers

  

Migrant crossings: Afghans are largest national group fleeing to UK

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61590249

 

24 May

Public urged to use tried and trusted charities in helping people of Ukraine

Regulator calls on would-be donors to check fundraising organisations are registered and have a good track record

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/public-urged-to-use-tried-and-trusted-charities-in-helping-people-of-ukraine-1.4887132

  

9,000 migrant have arrived in the UK via the English Channel so far in 2022

https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/40705/9000-migrant-have-arrived-in-the-uk-via-the-english-channel-so-far-in-2022

 

A general introduction to immigration law and policy in United Kingdom

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=09a3f956-eee7-4b02-8273-44260051519d

 

23 May

Channel migrants: Children among those crossing in small boats

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-61548230

  

Mulberry and Harrods to back Ukraine refugee scheme

Leading luxury names are joining a consortium of UK businesses to support employment charity Refuaid helping refugees from Ukraine.

https://www.voguebusiness.com/fashion/mulberry-and-harrods-to-back-ukraine-refugee-scheme

 

22 May

Home Office detains all asylum seekers it plans to send to Rwanda

Department says previously announced option of serving arrivals to UK with notices while living in community has not been used

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/22/home-office-asylum-seekers-detention-centres-rwanda

 

Miscellaneous

30 May

How Small Business Owners Are Helping with the Refugees from Ukraine

https://smallbiztrends.com/2022/05/small-businesses-helping-refugees-from-ukraine.html

  

23 May

Number of displaced people passes 100m for the first time, says UN

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/may/23/total-displaced-people-now-at-staggering-milestone-of-100m-says-un

 

22 May

‘It’s a never-ending nightmare’: crew of refugee rescue ship facing jail

Thousands of lives were saved by activists who have now been

put on trial in Sicily on trafficking charges

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/may/22/its-a-never-ending-nightmare-crew-of-refugee-rescue-ship-facing-jail

 

19 May

IN THE THREE MONTHS SINCE THE INVASION OF UKRAINE, WE HAVE HELPED MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE

https://www.peopleinneed.net/we-have-helped-more-than-one-hundred-thousand-people-8977gp

 

Relevant websites

Supporting Ukraine

As the humanitarian crisis continues in Ukraine, Business in the Community (BITC) is actively supporting its members and is ready to unite its network to meet the emerging needs. 

https://www.bitc.org.uk/our-response-to-ukraine/

  

What companies are doing to support Ukrainians and Russians

https://resources.workable.com/stories-and-insights/what-companies-are-doing-to-support-ukrainians-and-russians