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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”

A ‘dark chapter for refugee rights’ begins as judge rules Britain can banish refugees to Rwanda

Campaigners and lawyers get 24 asylum seekers off of scheduled deportation flight, but at least seven others have not been so lucky A “dark chapter in global refugee rights” has begun, campaigners said today, as the UK’s Court of Appeal rejected a last-ditch legal challenge to stop the government banishing asylum seekers to Rwanda. TheContinue reading “A ‘dark chapter for refugee rights’ begins as judge rules Britain can banish refugees to Rwanda”

131 refugee lives saved as further evidence of Mediterranean pushbacks emerge

Meanwhile, in Britain, campaigners launch legal challenge against government’s ‘medieval-style Rwanda banishment’ plans ACTIVIST rescuers saved a further 131 people in the central Mediterranean today, as more signs of illegal refugee pushbacks were discovered. The activist-run Ocean Viking rescue ship carried out what it described as a difficult operation in three-metre high waves in theContinue reading “131 refugee lives saved as further evidence of Mediterranean pushbacks emerge”

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”

Channel Rescue launches legal action against British Home Secretary’s plans to push refugees back to France

At least 30 people drown in the Channel today in an ‘macabre coincidence’ with the group’s announcement AN ACTIVIST group is to take British Home Secretary Priti Patel to court over her plans to have the UK Border Force push refugee boats in the Channel back to France. Channel Rescue, a grassroots human rights monitoringContinue reading “Channel Rescue launches legal action against British Home Secretary’s plans to push refugees back to France”

UK Border Force boats seen practising refugee pushbacks

Channel Rescue witnesses border guards use jet skis to turn an overcrowded boat around UK BORDER Force vessels in the English Channel were seen taking part in drills today that, according to a human rights monitoring organisation, resemble the illegal practice of refugee pushbacks. Channel Rescue activists spotted the training exercise from the beach atContinue reading “UK Border Force boats seen practising refugee pushbacks”

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”

Activists to prevent English Channel becoming ‘a mass migrant graveyard like the Mediterranean’

A MIGRANT rescue group promised today to “not sit back and allow” the England Channel to “become a mass graveyard like the waters of the Mediterranean.” Channel Rescue, which launched last Thursday and surpassed its £10,000 funding goal in less than 24 hours, will be launching a human rights monitoring mission off the Kent coast.Continue reading “Activists to prevent English Channel becoming ‘a mass migrant graveyard like the Mediterranean’”