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Britain to take 3,000 refugee children by 2020...Generous? Think again

Britain to take 3,000 refugee children by 2020...Generous? Think again

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IRiS's Nando Sigona explains in The Independent just how generous the UK's offer to take 3,000 lone refugee children really is and why more can be done to address the situation of unaccompanied minors in the EU.
Date:
Tuesday 26th April 2016
Lost in the World: Former unaccompanied minors in orbit

Lost in the World: Former unaccompanied minors in orbit

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Young people seeking safety and security are subjected to the vagaries of all kinds of 'solutions at various national borders' - Nando Sigona and Elaine Chase (UCL) write in 'The Conversation'.
Date:
Monday 14th March 2016
What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida

What rought beast slouches towards Birmingham? That will be Pegida

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The far-right, anti-Islam protest movemement Pegida has so far been largely based in Germany and has had limited success in the UK. But around 300 people are expected to attend a march in Birmingham.
Date:
Wednesday 10th February 2016
Calais migrants are not invading: They are just a small part of a global refugee crisis

Calais migrants are not invading: They are just a small part of a global refugee crisis

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Read the latest article by Dr Nando Sigona in 'The Conversation' on the refugee crisis in Calais.
Date:
Wednesday 5th August 2015

Calais is a humanitarian emergency not a security one

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IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, together with colleagues Thom Davies and Surindar Dhesi, have been conducting unprecendented public health research in the new Calais refugee camp.
Date:
Monday 3rd August 2015

Budget 2015: Experts respond

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In a recent article in 'The Conversation', Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, gave her expert reaction to the budget, along with other academics in a variety of fields.
Date:
Tuesday 21st July 2015
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