Month: June 2016

  • UNHCR launches global campaign

    23rd June 2016

    Last week UNHCR, the UN Refugee agency, launched the global #withRefugees campaign, including a petition to be delivered to the world leaders attending the UN General Assembly meeting on 19 September in New York. The petition asks governments to: Ensure every refugee child gets an education. Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live....Read more

  • Pitching the perfect note for sporting integration

    21st June 2016

    Cricket fans will be treated to a musical concert as diverse as the choir singing it, as Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds gears up to host the first ever performance by Pitch Perfect. The young people’s choir is made up of students from two Wakefield schools and will feature some of their favourite contemporary songs....Read more

  • Fiction mirrors fact for young actors in a thought-provoking new play about refugees

    20th June 2016

    When it comes to taking on the parts of two characters from immigrant backgrounds, you could not pick two actors more suited to the roles. Sister and brother Alda and Ardit Daci play the parts of Maryam and Guled in a new play called Stacked! at Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre in July. The siblings, who both...Read more

  • World Refugee Day (Monday, 20 June)

    20th June 2016

    Today (Monday, 20 June) is World Refugee Day, an event Migrant Help UK is proud to be associated with. It is marked on 20 June every year and follows the UN General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution noting that 2001 was the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. In...Read more

  • A week of welcomes for refugees to the UK

    16th June 2016

    Surviving extreme poverty, seeing members of his own family killed, and witnessing the aftermath of the genocide in Rwanda before escaping to make a new life in the UK as a refugee. This is the story of Alex Ntung which is the foundation for a talk he will give at the British Museum in London...Read more

  • Catherine Johnstone receives CBE

    15th June 2016

    Catherine Johnstone, Migrant Help UK’s interim CEO, receives a CBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours. Catherine, who left Samaritans in August last year after leading it for six and a half years, receives the award for services to suicide prevention. She has 23 years’ experience as a CEO – primarily in the charity sector....Read more

  • Migrant Help UK delivers training on modern slavery to leading trade associations

    14th June 2016

    Food and agricultural business from across the country attended the conference on 26 May to learn how to tackle modern day slavery in their supply chains and work places with the assistance of Migrant Help UK. The event, aimed at helping to eradicate the problem in the work place, was organised by Stronger Together and...Read more

  • World football takes centre stage in Yorkshire this summer

    6th June 2016

    Teams from around the globe will be converging on Yorkshire in two weeks to compete for a coveted football title. Europe’s footballing elite may be fighting for the spoils in the European Championships across the Channel in June and July, but Leeds will host a football tournament on a truly global scale. For this year...Read more