Rushanara Ali MP and Jeremy Hunt MP host event to mark third anniversary of Rohingya refugee crisis

As Co-chairs of the APPG on the Rights of the Rohingya, Rushanara Ali MP and Jeremy Hunt MP hosted an event to mark the third anniversary of the Burmese government's brutal campaign against the Rohingya people. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on the Shamima Begum case

On the Court of Appeal ruling regarding Shamima Begum, her former constituent, Rushanara Ali MP said: Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP and over 60 Parliamentarians call for National Youth Corps

UK must support the one million young people facing unemployment through National Youth Corps   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on Israel Annexation

There are widespread reports that Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has made plans to unilaterally annex parts of the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, as early as 1 July. Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on DFID and FCO merger

On 16 June, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the Foreign Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DFID) will be merged.  Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on George Floyd's murder

The murder of George Floyd while being restrained by a white police officer in Minneapolis has sparked widespread outrage and protests in the US and across the globe.      Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP's statement on Government report into Coronavirus and BAME communities

On 2 June, the Government published its report -Disparities in the risk and outcomes of Covid-19. Read the full report here.  The report concluded that “the impact of Covid-19 has replicated existing health inequalities and, in some cases, has increased them.” The report highlights the virus’ disproportionate impact on the BAME community. It found that people of Bangladeshi background face the greatest danger of dying from the disease, and are twice as likely to die from it compared to those from white British backgrounds. Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Other Asian, Caribbean and Other Black ethnicities had between 10 and 50% greater risk of dying.It also found that the highest diagnosis rates were found in black ethnic groups, and the lowest rates were found in white ethnic groups.   Continue reading

Rushanara Ali MP questions Health Secretary on delays to covid-19 testing

On Monday 18 May during an urgent statement in the chamber on the covid-19 response, I raised the issue of delays in covid-19 test results with the Health Secretary.  Continue reading