General Information - August 2022

Tagging of Migrants Breaches UK Data Protection Law

Abolition of Police Registration Requirement for Migrants Announced

Undocumented Extended Family Members Cannot Benefit From EU Settled Status Scheme

No Reprieve for Durable Partners Prevented From Marrying Due to COVID-19

Enough is Enough - A Campaign to Fight the Cost of Living Crisis

Challenge to Home Office Dispersel Policy

Child Asylum Seekers Going Missing From UK Hotels

Who's Your Daddy Now - The Right to Know Your Parent

Making Refugee Family Reunion Applications Outside the Normal Rules

Deportation Delays “Lead to Self-Harm”

A Decade of Lost Care and Relationships for Adult Dependent’s

Pretended and Actual Government Immigration Policy

Asylum Seekers Waiting More Than Six Months Must be Allowed To Work

Is It Time For a Whistleblower Visa?

Channel Smugglers Drop Prices and Cram More People on to Boats

Smartwatches Could Soon be Used to Monitor Migrants

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - August 2022

British Government Failing Afghan Refugees

Number of Asylum Seekers Housed in Hotels Trebles in 2021 to 26,000

Rwanda Plan Leaves Asylum Seekers Feeling ‘Hopeless’

Advocacy: How to Persuade Decision Makers

What Will Be the Impact of the Bill of Rights Bill on Immigration Cases?

The 'Butchers Apron' ~ aka the 'Union Jack

Continuing Conflicts That Create Refugees - August 2022

Deteriorated Situations

Democratic, Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Uzbekistan, HaitiIraq

Jihadist attacks in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, including the Islamic State West Africa Province’s storming of a prison, confirmed the militants’ ability to strike far beyond their North East strongholds.

Amid stalled government formation efforts in Iraq, tensions among rival Shiite factions escalated as cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s supporters stormed parliament in the capital Baghdad.

In Myanmar, the regime conducted the country’s first judicial executions since 1988, provoking widespread condemnation and jeopardising international efforts to address the crisis.

Turf wars between gangs in Haiti killed over 300 people and exacerbated the humanitarian crisis, forcing thousands to flee their homes and leaving many more trapped without enough food, water or medical supplies.

In Uzbekistan, demonstrations in the autonomous Karakalpakstan region against the government’s proposed constitutional amendments turned violent as police clashed with protesters, killing at least 18 people.

Last, our conflict tracker welcomes one improvement in July.

In an important step toward national reconciliation in Côte d’Ivoire, President Ouattara met with former presidents Gbagbo and Bédié in the first trilateral meeting since the 2010-2011 post-election crisis.

Aside from the scores of conflict situations we usually assess, we tracked notable developments in July in Brazil, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda and Togo.

Conflict Risk Alerts for August - Taiwan Strait, Yemen

Monthly conflict tracker highlights one conflict resolution opportunity and two conflict risk alerts in August.

In Yemen, warring parties could agree to extend the UN-mediated truce beyond its 2 August expiry. Failure to prolong it risks a return to front-line fighting as well as cross-border hostilities between the Huthis and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan in August raises the risk of an unintended crisis between the U.S. and China, after Beijing in July threatened a military response.


Source: International Crisis Group