Britain’s DIY-asylum for Ukrainian refugees has potential…and perils

by Rashmee

Posted on March 16, 2022


It was Keir Starmer’s Labour Party that called out the British government’s efforts on Ukrainian …

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The Refugee Convention is dead: let’s bury it and start again

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2021 / open Democracy


In the past decade, there’s been a shift away from international norms for protecting people …

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Britain is seeking an ‘Australian solution’ to the migrant problem

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2021


Reports that migrants are continuing to try to cross the Channel from northern France to …

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Belarus is weaponizing human beings. For years, Europe has done the same, in reverse

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2021


Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, was spot on when he said that the border crisis…

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Abdulrazak Gurnah: the truth-teller’s tale

by Rashmee

Posted on October 31, 2021 / open Democracy


Winning the Nobel Prize in literature means his work could add essential nuance to the …

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Despite all the international attention, Afghan refugees are not welcome

by Rashmee

Posted on September 14, 2021 / open Democracy


Nobody really knows what prospects await Afghan refugees when countries have yet to see human …

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Inside the Afghan resettlement process in London

by Rashmee

Posted on September 8, 2021 / open Democracy


Within hours of Afghan refugees’ arrival in the UK, local councils sprang into action, as …

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The Afghan situation comes home to Greenwich

by Rashmee

Posted on August 31, 2021


Late last evening, I received an urgent email from my local authority. “As you know …

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Even a pandemic can’t stop the desperate flow of refugees to Europe

by Rashmee

Posted on April 19, 2020 / The Arab Weekly


In the circumstances, an EU humanitarian package might serve as a band aid but not …

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Erdorgan waves his refugees trump card in Europe’s face

by Rashmee

Posted on February 28, 2020


Today (Friday, Feb. 28), Turkey’s president Erdogan has been speaking to US President Donald Trump, …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK