News update 18 May 2022

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Europe

17 May

Europe criticized over 'double standards' on migrants

https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/40569/europe-criticized-over-double-standards-on-migrants

 

UK and Ireland

17 May

Plight of Afghan judges in spotlight as court hears UK asylum challenge

Three judicial reviews of Afghans who face ‘real risk to life’ could force wholesale Home Office rethink

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/17/afghan-judges-hoping-for-uk-asylum-not-treated-consistently-say-lawyers

 

Home Office doubles time lone child refugees must wait to join family in UK as resources diverted to Ukraine

Exclusive: In one case, a 14-year-old Afghan boy alone in a refugee camp in Europe must wait up to four months to join his brother in the UK

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/child-refugees-visas-waiting-time-ukraine-uk-b2077384.html

 

Ukraine refugees homeless in UK after falling out with hosts, say community groups

Fears system could crash entirely amid growing reports of people being made to leave by sponsors

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/17/homes-for-ukraine-refugees-being-left-homeless-uk

 

More than 600 migrants arrive in UK in four days after Channel crossing

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/more-600-migrants-arrive-uk-23979556

 

16 May

 How should the UK respond to the Ukrainian migrant crisis?

 https://www.bmj.com/content/377/bmj.o1191

 

UK: First asylum seekers notified of deportation to Rwanda

https://www.infomigrants.net/en/post/40540/uk-first-asylum-seekers-notified-of-deportation-to-rwanda

                                

14 May

Ukraine refugees staying with UK hosts not cleared by DBS criminal record checks

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/may/14/ukraine-refugees-staying-with-uk-hosts-not-cleared-by-criminal-record-checks?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other