Liverpool City Council has passed a cross-party motion against the use of detention in the UK’s immigration and asylum system in support of the ‘These Walls Must Fall’ campaign.
Movema and FESTIVAL31 team up to create the Big Union event on Saturday 23rd June at The Black-E with free family activities, workshops, performances and food.
Lauren Cape-Davenhill writes about the ‘These Walls Must Fall’ campaign which aims to highlight that residents of Merseyside are being locked up in far-off detention centres with no time limit, with no idea of when they might be released.
Nerve feature writer Lisa Worth attended the peaceful demonstration in Liverpool for Ghouta, organised by the ‘Syrian Community In Liverpool.’
Rob Harrison reviews the Refugee and asylum seekers benefit night presented by Migrant Artists Mutual Aid at the Atrium Cafe.
Syrian refugees provide waffles and crepes to homeless people in the city centre of Liverpool.
Migrant artists Mutual Aid present a refugee and asylum seekers benefit night and book signing, on Friday 8th December featuring a crash collision of Jazz poetry, world music, and other eclectic delights.
“Sanctuary?”, a poem by Paul Newton about refugees.
This edition of Nerve is dedicated to the stories, the art, and the views of Liverpool-based migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
Steve Moss examines the cinema’s extensive relationship with migration and asylum issues.
Jared Ficklin, from the University of Liverpool Law Clinic, asks the question what is a refugee and examines the prejudices against refugees.
Alexandra B wants to take YOU the reader into her history and ask you to consider your views when you discriminate against someone like her and her people – the Roma.
Darren Guy interviews Adan, a Syrian Kurd, whose city Kobani was under siege by heavily armed ISIS.
Katy Brown talks to a local musician about his long journey from Iran to Liverpool.
Colin Serjent talks to Farhood Jafari who specialises in rap music and who was forced to flee Iran due to political reasons.
Ashley McGovern interviews Alhussein Ahmed, a freelance translator and Sudanese refugee who assists Liverpool’s asylum community.
Mandy Vere reviews the latest books about migration and refugees.
Maria Notelodigo writes about how the vote for Brexit has changed things for people who’ve moved to the UK and now live and work here.
Steve Faragher, a director of Kensington Vision, writes about the changes that have happened in the Kensington and Fairfield areas of the city recently.
Dee Coombes visits MRANG, the Merseyside Refugee & Asylum Seekers Pre & Post Natal Support Group, who offer information, advice and support for female asylum seekers, refugees and their children.
Arthur Adlen reviews the book of poetry Over Land, Over Sea: poems for those seeking refuge.
The illegal push-backs that are taking place on the Balkan route are largely undocumented in the mass media. With enough pressure Michelle believes we could stop illegal push-backs and make peoples passage easier.
Mikyla Jane Durkan, of Potentially Brilliant Productions, describes the drama workshops they run on socially related topics, particularly in regard to the ‘Refugee’ play staged at the Casa.
Profile of Rania Khllo who arrived in Liverpool in 2014 as a refugee from Syria where she qualified as an architect.
Profile of Noel Urbain who fled Burundi in 2015 and is now involved with music and art activities in Liverpool.
The Liverpool-based Red Cross, Asylum Link Merseyside and the Liverpool branch of Refugee Action have united together to run a project which offers support in numerous ways to asylum seekers and refugees.
Fact-sheet put together by The Refugee Support Network looking at what happens when asylum seekers come to the UK.
Immigration is a constant aspect of political debate and people seeking asylum very rarely have their say. Report by Vicky Canning
Anthony McCarthy looks at the history of migration to Liverpool and Britain.
Ashley McGovern looks at the findings of reports into the practices of Immigration Removal Centres in the UK.
Rob Harrison interviewed Jen Verson about her role with MaMa, who actively campaign for justice in the migration system.
Colin Serjent previews Any Frontier, Any Hemisphere, an art exhibition to be staged at Liverpool Central Library during June to raise awareness of the refugee crisis both in the UK and abroad.
Carol Laidlaw, an expert on welfare rights, writes about Immigrants and the Social Security system.
Hazel is a long-term community activist and resident in the Granby Triangle. She looks at the influence Muslims have had in Liverpool.
Colin Serjent describes the ways theatre in the UK has portrayed asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
Mimoza Gashi looks at the ways the LGBT asylum and refugee community has to face a system put in place to challenge and seriously question ones identity.
Jill Summers writes about the work the Liverpool City Council does to welcome refugees to the city, to help them settle and to fulfil their potential.
Darren Guy interviews Genna Rourke and Nadine Clarke who together established ‘MerseyAid’ after witnessing the horrendous living conditions of migrants in Calais.
A look at Migration Watch, which claims to be a non party political, independent think tank.
Refugees fleeing countries we are arming, meeting border guards we are funding.
On 16th March at Toxteth Town Hall there is an afternoon workshop which aims to understand how groups in Merseyside and across the UK are supporting people seeking asylum.
1 Day Without Us is a National Day of Action on 20th Feb 2017 to celebrate the contribution of migrants to the UK, to coincide with UN World Day of Social Justice.
Featuring live music from Scarlet Twenty, on Sat 11th February at The Baltic Social raising money for MerseyAid who help refugees at home and abroad.
Sonia tells of her experience of coming from Europe to live in Liverpool and work at one of the Albert Docks most expensive hotel.
For those seeking sanctuary in the city today, the tightening of the immigration regime has made life full of uncertainty and injustice.