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‘They left me nothing’

South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group continues to investigate and support people confined in horrendous conditions during the Covid-19 lock down.

April 1, 2020

Expanding solidarity and raising funds for the Gilets Noirs.

Before the Covid-19 lockdown in France the Gilets Noirs, the headline-grabbing protest movement of sans-papiers in France, were continuing to break new ground and finding exciting ways to sustain their effort through the innovative ‘solidarity pot’.

April 1, 2020

From Windrush to Covid 19: another scandal in the making

A review of differential policies towards different populations  draws attention to the ways in which civil society is mobilising to demand protection and an end to the stigmatisation of those with no escape from infection.

March 26, 2020

Asylum in the time of Covid-19

The appalling, overcrowded, unhygienic housing offered to some asylum seekers and their young children is putting them at especial risk of Covid-19. A refusal of insanitary accommodation leads to threats of homelessness. John Grayson of South Yorkshire Migration & Asylum Action Group investigates the reality in Leeds, Halifax and Wakefield.

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus – a round up of race and civil liberties issues

Below we publish a round up of race and civil liberties issues related to coronavirus in the UK and Europe. See our regular calendar of racism and resistance here. 

March 26, 2020

Upcoming Events

Viva Declaration!

Join Tagné + Kooj for a performance of global-jazz music and live-mixed video about migration and borders.

April 25, 2020