Fahamu Refugee Legal Aid Newsletter: A new initiative has been launched to track what happens to failed asylum seekers after they have been deported. It aims to provide channels of support for deportees when they arrive in their countries of origin and build a body of evidence to inform policy in countries that deport failed asylum seekers. The project will be hosted by Fahamu Refugee Programme and aims to establish a network of NGOs and individuals identified via the website, who will serve as points of contact to link with counterparts in countries of origin. Continue reading “Launching the Post-Deportation Monitoring Network”
Home Office orders weekly reports on progress of security firms’ contracts to house asylum seekers in north of England
Home Office ministers have ordered weekly reports on the progress of two new contracts with the private security companies G4S and Serco to house and provide support services for thousands of asylum seekers and their families.
The chief executive of the UK Border Agency (UKBA), Rob Whiteman, has confirmed that serious concerns about the ability of the two companies to find housing for thousands of asylum seekers across the north of England by November has led to closer monitoring at the most senior levels of the Home Office.
Earlier this summer, G4S, the world’s leading security company, famously failed to provide a workforce fit to guard the London Olympics, prompting the unexpected deployment of thousands of troops and police officers. Continue reading “The Fox Report: Beyond the G4S Olympic fiasco”