UK steps up work to protect women and girls from trafficking and provide winter care for vulnerable refugees

PM announces new package of UK aid to provide desperately needed assistance to refugees and migrants. The UK is helping migrants return home rather than risk their lives continuing perilous journeys to Europe, and protecting men, women and children in danger of trafficking and sexual violence, Prime Minister Theresa May announced today. Speaking at the … Read more

Prime Minister must ‘show leadership’ on EU migrants’ right to remain – says TUC and British Chambers of Commerce

– TUC and BCC heads send joint letter to Theresa May on EU migrants’ right to remain – ‘Bold unilateral move’ on right to remain is right move for workers, businesses and economy The TUC and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) have today (Sunday) published an open letter to the Prime Minister calling on … Read more

Government fund to tackle migration impacts is little more than ministerial spare change, says TUC

– EU migrants pay £2bn more in taxes than is spent on them – but only 1% of that is to be spent on migration impacts fund – Government to spend just £25m a year across all local authorities to improve services – a mere 0.02% added to their budgets The Controlling Migration Fund announced … Read more

Managing the Refugee Crisis: Commission reports on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

The Commission has today adopted its second report on the EU-Turkey Statement showing that while there has been further good progress in its implementation, progress achieved so far remains fragile. Today, the Commission adopted its second report on the EU-Turkey Statement showing that while there has been further good progress in its implementation, progress achieved so far … Read more

Political failure driving rise in humanitarian crises, says Oxfam

The failure of governments to address the causes of conflicts and disasters, and deal with the consequences is leading to the suffering of millions of people and putting the humanitarian system under unprecedented strain, Oxfam warned today ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey (23 – 24 May). The summit, which is the … Read more

PM announces UK deployment for NATO mission in Aegean Sea to tackle migrant crisis

The Prime Minister has announced that naval ship Mounts Bay will support the international response to the migrant crisis in the Aegean Sea. Prime Minister announces UK naval ship Mounts Bay and Wildcat helicopter deployed to Aegean Sea as part of international response to migrant crisis Prime Minister calls on international community to act together … Read more