Campaigners call for closure of Yarl’s Wood Centre

Article published: Saturday, June 28th 2014

Protestors called for the closure of Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre at a rally in Manchester city centre last Saturday. Around 200 people gathered in Piccadilly Gardens for a march organised by Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST), Safety4Sisters, and Manchester Migrant Solidarity (Misol).

Refugee Week fundraiser for music charity in Salford

Article published: Wednesday, June 18th 2014

For a fundraising gig on Friday, Salford charity Musicians Without Borders has teamed up with the local Amnesty International group to celebrate Refugee Week 2014. The organisation uses music to help communities affected by war, displacement and torture deal with trauma. Musicians Without Borders has been running projects all over the world for 15 years.

Flowers laid after migrant death at airport holding centre

Article published: Friday, August 9th 2013

Flowers have been laid after a man from Pakistan died at Pennine House short term holding facility at Manchester Airport.

Fundraiser held for woman fighting threat of female genital mutilation

Article published: Friday, April 26th 2013

A campaign to prevent the deportation of a woman at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) has called for public support to prevent her from being subjected to the violent and oppressive practice.

NUJ speaks out against detention of Manchester-based Iraqi journalist

Article published: Friday, February 1st 2013

Fears have been raised over the safety of a detained Manchester-based journalist who fled death threats in Iraq and narrowly averted deportation due to a last minute legal challenge.

Refugee charity issues urgent appeal for warm clothes as winter strikes

Article published: Monday, January 21st 2013

As winter weather hits Manchester and snow covers the ground, a charity has issued an urgent call for warm hats, gloves, scarves and coats for destitute asylum seekers.

Night and Day hosts benefit gig for torture survivors

Article published: Friday, November 9th 2012

Manchester musicians came together at the Northern Quarter’s Night and Day café last night to raise funds to support torture survivors in the UK.