Posts By: Migrant Tales

Institute of Race Relations: Asylum in the time of COVID-19

by John Grayson 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. Helen ‘I don’t

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A $2.2-trillion rescue package to perpetuate social inequality, fat cats, and wars

Even if we humans are resilient, the coronavirus has exposed the same problems that brought us to this situation in the first place. Instead of investing trillions of dollars in defense or attack spending and servility to the economy and stock markets, why haven’t we paid enough attention to health care, environmental disasters that brought

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Chiara Costa Virtanen: Gender-based violence in Finland through the eyes of the immigrant women community

By Chiara Costa Virtanen Due to the Coronavirus spread throughout Europe, people are required to stay home in safe. Same in Finland, where also the hashtag #stayhome is in trend. Unfortunately, for many women, home doesn’t mean safety. On the contrary. According to a 2012 study by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA),

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Facebook Danilo Canguçu: Racism on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Migrant Tales insight: I got in touch with Danilo Canguçu, whom I thanked for bringing to public attention what had happened after being harassed in a racist manner. He did the right thing, and others should follow his example. Since public authorities too often only offer lip service instead of action in fighting racist abuse,

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Twitter FRA director Michael O’Flaherty: Coronavirus is also a human rights question

Now, as far-right parties aim to capitalize on the coronavirus with the help of fake news, we must stay vigilant to challenge their sinister and selfish aims.  We saw this happen in Finland on Yle’s A-talk when Perussuomalaiset* MP Riikka Purra claimed that a hospital was washing and using disposable equipment. “I have received information from a hospital

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