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More people die in Home Office asylum-seeker accommodation in first six months of 2022 than in the whole of 2021

MORE people have died while housed at Home Office asylum-seeker accommodation in the first six months of this year than in the whole of 2021, The Civil Fleet can reveal. Twenty-one people, including two newborn babies, died while being housed by the Home Office between January 1 and June 30 this year, figures in aContinue reading “More people die in Home Office asylum-seeker accommodation in first six months of 2022 than in the whole of 2021”

19 people died in Home Office asylum-seeker accommodation in 2021

Close to two people died on average per month while in the Home Office’s care last year, figures provided in a freedom of information request show AT LEAST 19 people, including a two-year-old boy, died inside Home Office asylum-seeker accommodation in 2021, The Civil Fleet can reveal.  Sixteen men and three women died at HomeContinue reading “19 people died in Home Office asylum-seeker accommodation in 2021”

UK Border Force may have begun attempts to push refugees back across the Channel already, evidence suggests

Meanwhile, a Sudanese man drowns off the northern coast of France today ACTIVISTS have warned that the UK Border Force (UKBF) may have begun implementing the Home Office’s controversial plans to push asylum seekers back across the Channel to France. Channel Rescue, a human rights group monitoring the sea between Britain and France, said yesterdayContinue reading “UK Border Force may have begun attempts to push refugees back across the Channel already, evidence suggests”

UK government spent up to £1bn for military drones to monitor migrants in the Channel despite no-one evading the coastguard

Surveillance drones’ sole purpose appears to be to help the state prosecute those seen driving the boats THE UK government paid up to £1 billion (€1.1bn) to a drone manufacturing company last year to monitor migrant crossings of the English Channel despite the fact that no-one made it past the coastguards, The Civil Fleet canContinue reading “UK government spent up to £1bn for military drones to monitor migrants in the Channel despite no-one evading the coastguard”

EU urged to continue support for Libyan Coastguard, leaked document shows

EUBAM Libya makes the call despite being fully aware of the systemic human rights abuses refugees face in the country ONE OF the first things rescuers do when they reach an overcrowded, flimsy boat adrift in Mediterranean Sea is to provide those on it with life vests. Not so for the Libyan Coastguards. Anyone whoContinue reading “EU urged to continue support for Libyan Coastguard, leaked document shows”

Sending refugees back to hell with EU support

Piecing together the story from several documents provided by the EU following months of FOI requests, The Civil Fleet exposes how the bloc’s supposed training of the Libyan coastguard has only made things worse THE International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has estimated that 347 people have died trying to reach Europe while crossing the MediterraneanContinue reading “Sending refugees back to hell with EU support”

EU to continue supporting the Libyan Coastguard despite its fears of human rights abuses

THE EU intends to continue supporting and training the Libyan Coastguard and its refugee interceptions despite the bloc’s concerns that the war-torn country’s government may be violating the human rights of migrants and profiting from their detention, this site can reveal. In response to a freedom of information request regarding the bloc’s funding, training andContinue reading “EU to continue supporting the Libyan Coastguard despite its fears of human rights abuses”