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  • Modern slavery and human trafficking

    4th October 2017

    The International Labour Organisation and the Walk Free Foundation recently published the Global Estimates of Modern Slavery. An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016. 24.9 million of them were in forced labour. That is, they were being forced to work under threat or coercion as domestic workers, on construction sites,...Read more

  • Migrant Help’s new CEO

    30th June 2017

    Migrant Help welcomes its new CEO Andrew Billany. Andrew joins the charity from a background of CEO, Director and Board Member roles across a range of housing, local authority and voluntary sector organisations. He has been Chief Executive of housing organisations for most of the previous seventeen years. This includes his most recent role at...Read more

  • World Refugee Day

    20th June 2017

    On the World Refugee Day, 20 June, we commemorate the strength, courage, and perseverance of more than 65million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. Last year, 20 people were forced to leave their homes every minute. Children under the age of 18 constitute more than half of the world’s refugee...Read more

  • Migrant Help appoints a permanent Chief Executive

    16th May 2017

    Andrew Billany will be joining the organisation on 26 June and brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience. Andrew has been Chief Executive of housing organisations for most of the past seventeen years, including a Housing Association specialising in care and support. He currently manages large scale housing services at Homes for Haringey. Andrew is the...Read more

  • Migrant Help UK welcomes full refugee status for resettled Syrians

    27th March 2017

    The Home Office announced that from 1 July this year, all Syrians arriving under the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS) will be granted refugee status rather than humanitarian protection. This means that the refugees will have full access to higher education and overseas travel documents. Since the beginning of VPRS around 5,500 Syrian refugees have...Read more

  • Annual Report 2016 published

    19th March 2017

    You can read or download our Annual Report here. The Report gives an overview of our services and projects, detailing our work and achievements during the past year. It also gives a preview of our plans for this year. Find out more about our services across the UK and the stories of some clients we...Read more

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Migrant Help UK

    9th March 2017

    Migrant Help UK was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by Kevin Hyland, the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, for its work in supporting victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Migrant Help UK is one of the organisations sub-contracted by The Salvation Army to assist victims in England. We also provide this service in Scotland...Read more

  • Migrant Help seeks a new CEO

    23rd February 2017

    Following a period of substantive reorganisation and change Migrant Help is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer. A national charity with 53 years’ experience of supporting vulnerable migrants, the new CEO will lead the organisation to meet the challenges of the current global migration crisis and oversee the development of longer term strategy....Read more

  • More victims of trafficking need to be identified

    10th February 2017

    The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has published report on the UK Border Force’s identification and treatment of potential victims of modern slavery. The inspection found that identification of victims and perpetrators needs urgent improvement. The most recent official statistics show that there were 3266 potential victims identified in 2015. However, it is...Read more

  • Phishing emails mention Migrant Helpline

    17th January 2017

    Fraudsters are sending out a high number of phishing emails to personal and business email addresses purporting to be from ‘Migrant Helpline’. They are using the charity’s name to trick members of the public into becoming victims of this fraud. The email address sending the majority of emails is noreply@yeshivadonations.com; however multiple email addresses have...Read more