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Sheffield gears up for Migration Matters Festival

Migration Matters Festival is set to return to Sheffield on Friday with its biggest line up to date for this year’s Refugee Week. The annual festival, now into its fourth year, features local, national and international acts celebrating the positive impact of migration in the city and the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Safety fears for Channel migrants

A Sheffield-based migration rights group is calling on the government to assure safe passage for refugees and asylum seekers crossing the Channel to enter the UK. Stuart Crossthwaite, of the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group, said the government should provide a “safe and legal route to allow people to exercise their rights to claim asylum”. The comments came as Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced two additional UK Border Force boats will be deployed to patrol the Channel. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

SYMAAG secretary talks about the refugee crisis

The topic of Syrian refugees has been the talking point for many people, here in Sheffield there have been public talks, demonstrations and more. Last week there was one outside town hall, Sheffield Live spoke to Stuart Crosswaite from South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group about why the topic has only just come up, when the issue has been going on for years….