NGOs and Refugees: The Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

By Jessica Rush, Oxford graduate and legal intern at the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association

The media – in particular the tabloids – has a tendency to label asylum seekers ‘scroungers’. Asylum seekers and refugees are painted as embodying the antithesis of ‘British Values’, flooding the country with degenerates who are attempting to game the system (see examples here and here). This […]

November 28th, 2016|Human Rights, Refugee|0 Comments|

Behind The Numbers: the role of NGOs in the refugee crisis

by Jessica Rush, Oxford graduate and legal intern at ACAA



With the demolition of the Calais Jungle happening this week, the precarious situation of those that seek refuge in Europe is once again highlighted in the news. The numbers give a sense of the scale of the problem: there are around 7,000 who were officially estimated as living in the […]

October 27th, 2016|Human Rights, Refugee|0 Comments|

Hair Caught in the Barbed Wire: a young woman’s story of crossing borders and migration

By Ermelinda Xheza


According to the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero, it is only when we ask the other person “who are you” that we can get to understand their personal identity and subjectivity. Allow me then to narrate my story so that you may understand who I am; to attempt a reconstruction of the past, going against memory’s refusal to […]

July 17th, 2016|Refugee|0 Comments|