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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 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”

NGO refugee rescuers unimpressed by EU’s proposals for a new migration and asylum pact

REFUGEE rescue and aid organisations have been left unimpressed by the European Commission’s plans for a new pact on migration and asylum. Commission president Ursula von der Leyen laid out its proposals to fix the EU’s ad-hoc approach for migrants and refugees at a press conference on Wednesday morning. “We have created a complex internalContinue reading “NGO refugee rescuers unimpressed by EU’s proposals for a new migration and asylum pact”