25 June 2021: This is an organisation that monitors big business, as its name suggests: Corporate watch reveals the figures behind Channel-crosser deportations
Between August and December 2020, in the run-up to Brexit, the UK Home Office carried out a rush of mass deportation charter flights. This was part of a media campaign to show the government was “taking back Britain’s borders” – against the menace of desperate refugees crossing the Channel in small boats.
Corporate Watch published a detailed report on one of the first flights, on 26 August 2020, highlighting the abuse these refugees faced in the UK, and after they were dumped in Germany and France. We also profiled the airlines running these flights for the Home Office including Hi Fly, Privilege Style, and TUI.
We can now make an overall assessment of what happened: how many people were deported, to where, using what airlines, and how much it all cost.
Read more here: https://corporatewatch.org/the-home-office-deportation-drive-against-channel-crossing-migrants-a-balance-sheet/
25 June 2021:We are Young Leaders. We come from three groups led by young refugees and asylum seekers: Safe Passage Young Leaders, The KRAN Youth Forum and Hummingbird Young Leaders.
Together, we are a group of 26 young people from different backgrounds working together for a better future for young refugees and asylum seekers.
We are a community of people with experience of migration and the asylum system, brought together by humanity, and we are working to protect and defend human rights.
We are a voice for the voiceless. We have high hopes that together we can make a change.
We believe that the Government needs to make fundamental changes in policy to ensure that people fleeing war and persecution can access safe routes to sanctuary. Through a series of group workshops and discussions, we have worked together to agree on the following list of eight recommendations.
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