Category Archives: Refugees

Peace & Justice Centre Demands France Protect Calais Children

On 28 October the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre called on the French Consul in Edinburgh with a letter to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve demanding France protect children who slept rough following demolition of the Calais camp. We had delivered …

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P&J Centre Message to UK & France: Protect Unaccompanied Children

On Tuesday 18 October we held a vigil calling for the UK to fulfil its pledge to welcome thousands of unaccompanied refugee children to the UK, especially from Calais and for France to insure protection of the children in the …

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Welcoming Refugees and Children P&J Centre Event Packed Out

    The Peace and Justice Centre’ panel discussion on Welcoming Refugees held at University of Edinburgh on 8 October had to be moved at the last moment to a larger lecture theater to accomodate the audience of two hundred, …

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Write Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Your MP, and MSPs Today: SAVE the Calais Children Before Its Too Late.

The Peace and Justice Centre is calling on the government to take in all those children remaining in the Calais refugee camp who have the right to be in Britain before the French begin demolishing the camp – possibly this …

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UK Should Admit Unaccompanied Children from Calais

The French government has announced its intention to bulldoze the the precarious homes of  the most marginalised people on our planet, living as they do in makeshift shanties, tenuous tents and donated caravans in the Calais camp at the edge …

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Policy paper Addresssing the Needs of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children in Scotland

This briefing paper arises out the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre’s concern for the consequences of conflicts around the world, notably in Syria, which have led to large outflows of refugees, and the situation that the refugees, including children, find …

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Domicide in Calais – Demolition of “the Jungle”

Asylum seekers in Calais, residing in an area nicknamed “the Jungle” near the Port of Calais are being displaced from their makeshift homes. French authorities began demolition on Monday and plan to continue over the next couple weeks, sparking protests …

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Human Rights Torn Down In Calais ‘Jungle’ Dismantling

News has spread this morning of continued attempts by French police to dismantle what has become known as the Calais ‘Jungle’. The camp is home to hundreds of dwellings for some 3500 refugees currently inhabiting the region. The operation began …

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Take Action: Tell the Government: Don’t bomb Syria.

The government is pushing for another vote on military escalation in Syria.  But Stepping up intervention will only increase the violence, chaos and suffering there and lead to an increase in the number of people fleeing the already war-torn country.  Click …

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EP&JC Raises £700 for Nepal

A total of £700 has been raised through Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre and the Quaker House. The donations have been sent to two local groups in Kathmandu who have been working arduously in many remote areas affected by the …

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Safe Passage for Refugees Fleeing Wars & Persecution

Last year Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation in the Mediterranean saved 100,000 lives. But UK Home Secretary Theresa May argued that the programme encouraged “migrants” to make the perilous journey in overcrowded unseaworthy vessels and EU funding for the programme was …

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