News

14 November 2023

Calls for more humane asylum policy as Braverman sacked

Suella Braverman has been removed from office as Home Secretary after criticising the Metropolitan police, and aggravating tensions on Armistice Day. Over the last year, she has repeatedly pursued policies attacking the rights of people crossing borders, dividing communities across the UK and overhauling our asylum system.

9 November 2023

Homelessness Crisis for Refugees is Looming

1400 people are at risk of street homelessness after a combination of Government policies leaves thousands vulnerable to destitution, exploitation and poverty.

8 November 2023

Last Words

Amidst mass death and agonising uncertainty for innocent civilians and hostages in Gaza, 48-year-old Iman, the mother of one of our service users, Hashem, shares what she expects to be her final words from Khan Younis, Southern Gaza.

2 November 2023

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland calls for end of hotel accommodation for children

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has called today the end to the use of hotels for children and families in the UK asylum system, stating that this practice is a violation of their human rights.

29 October 2023

Over 114 Million Displaced by War, Violence Worldwide

More than 114 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes by the end of September 2023, due to conflict, persecution and human rights violations, UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Wednesday 24th October.

28 October 2023

World fails 2.3M Palestinians, and hostages, amidst total failure of moral responsibility and leadership, as Israel blacks out Gaza

At our 28th AGM in the Glasgow City Chambers, a 29-year-old Palestinian doctor from Gaza told an audience of 100 about his fears for his mother and little sister, who, along with thousands of others, had been ordered to evacuate from the north of Gaza to the south.

27 October 2023

Refugee Medic reveals plight of family members trapped in Gaza

Hashem Salim, a 29-year-old doctor from the Gaza Strip, came here in April 2022 to seek asylum. Here, he writes about his struggles to rebuild his life and the torment of family members trapped in Khan Younis under intense bombardment and collective punishment.

26 October 2023

Starvation as a method of war

Starvation is being used as a weapon of war against Gaza civilians, Oxfam said today as it renewed its call for food, water, fuel and other essentials to be allowed to enter. 

24 October 2023

UN chief denounces ‘clear violations’ of international law in Gaza

The Financial Times Newspaper reports that the UN chief António Guterres has condemned “clear violations of international law” in Gaza as the US added to mounting pressure on the Israeli government to pause its bombardment of the besieged coastal enclave and allow in more aid. 

24 October 2023

Never again is now

A Palestinian doctor supported by Positive Action in Housing since March 2023 has broken the tragic news that seventeen members of his family, including his beloved uncle Abdulmajeed Isleem on his father’s side, his cousins, their wives and husbands and their young children, the youngest aged 2,  were killed today in a block of flats in Khan Younes, Gaza while sheltering from Israeli bombing.

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