General Information August 2023

Suella Braverman - To Visibly Stigmatize Asylum Seekers/Migrants

Has the Home Secretary a complete disdain for liberal democracy and the parliamentary system?

SB has announced plans for electronic tagging to control Asylum Seekers/Migrants. Those tagged will have to wear the tag on their wrist, plainly visible for all to see.

Asylum Seekers/Migrants, forced to wear electronic tags -  is Equal to and just as evil as Jewish people in Germany, who were forced to wear the 'Star of David'! A blatant stigmatization

Nazi officials implemented the 'Star of David', an identifying badge to mark people of the Jewish faith; between 1939 and 1945, children of all ages and adults had to wear the badge visibly. 

The German government used the badge not only to stigmatize and humiliate Jewish people but also to segregate them and to watch and control their movements; the badge also facilitated deportation.

Bibby Stockholm Asylum Barge, should it not be called a Concentration Barge:  (Internment centre for political prisoners and members of national or minority groups who are confined for reasons of state security, exploitation, deportation)

Migrants wearing tags will become easy targets for racists!

Source: John O for 'No-Deportations'

Adult Dependent Relative Visas: Not (Quite) Impossible

More Delays, More Refusals ‘Bad Faith’: The Latest Trafficking Statistics

Children Reaching UK in Small Boats Sent to Jail For Adult Sex Offenders

Suella Braverman Refuses to Roll Out Asylum-Support Scheme Deemed ‘More Humane’

Crisis in Asylum System Will Worsen Significantly by Next Election

More Than Two Million Children Displaced by Brutal Conflict in Sudan

Supporting Migrants in the Community as an Alternative to Detention

Got a Human Rights Issue and Need Guidance?

Continuing Concerns at Europe’s Largest IRC at Heathrow

Home Office Criticised Over Immigration Detainee Medicine Removals

How to Make a Complaint to the Home Office

What are the Financial Requirements for UK Spouse and Partner Visas?

Afghan Women Kept Apart From British Husbands by UK Government’s ‘Callous’ English Rules

‘Inhumane’ NHS Fees Left More Than 900 Migrants Without Treatment

Who Qualifies as a “Durable Partner” Under the EU Settlement Scheme?

Home Office Painted Over Child-Friendly Images at Asylum Centres

Afghanistan: Repression Worsens 2 Years into Taliban Rule

High Court Demands Radical Change to Home Office Asylum Support

‘Systematic’ Use of Hotels for Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Unlawful

Rishi Sunak’s Attempt to Reduce Asylum Backlog Cutting Corners

UK Fails to Live up to  Commitment to Support Afghan Refugees

Asylum Seeker Evictions Must End – It’s A Matter Of Honour, Not Just Money

UK to be Stopped From Spending Aid Budget on Arriving Refugees

Should There be Limits on Family Immigration 

Systemic Problems With Digital Proof Of Immigration Status

Why and How is the Home Office Treating More Asylum Claims as “Withdrawn”?

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - August 2023

Deteriorated Situations
Kenya, Niger, Ecuador, Guatemala, Ukraine

* The Colombian government’s June ceasefire agreement with the National Liberation Army (ELN) is set to take full effect in August and will last for 180 days, making it the longest bilateral ceasefire ever concluded with the guerrilla group.

* In Niger, presidential guards seized power from President Bazoum, extending the coup belt spanning the Sahel and deepening instability in the region.

* A crackdown on anti-government protests in Kenya left over 20 people dead as tensions spiked over tax hikes and the rising cost of living.

* In a major blow to Ukraine’s economy and global food security, Moscow withdrew from the Black Sea Grain Initiative before launching a flurry of attacks on the country’s ports and grain facilities.

* Judicial and other interference in Guatemala’s presidential poll sparked a political crisis and protests as external actors decried manoeuvres to alter the country’s electoral process.

* President Lasso imposed emergency measures in Ecuador following the assassination of a local mayor and a fresh spate of prison violence, prompting a violent backlash from criminal groups.
* Aside from the scores of conflict situations we usually cover, we tracked significant developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Moldova, Nile Waters, Peru and Senegal.

Outlook for August 2023
Improved Situations: None
Conflict Risk Alerts: None
Resolution Opportunities: Colombia

Source: International Crisis Group