“My needs did not magically change or go away upon turning 18”: Why young asylum seekers need additional support


In July, RRE and our partners convened at Parliament to make the case for Youth Welfare Officers in all initial and dispersal asylum accommodation. Advocates like this are urgently needed to monitor and support the mental health and welfare of 18- to 25-year-old asylum seekers[i]. These individuals endure unimaginable trauma before arriving in the UK, … Continue reading “My needs did not magically change or go away upon turning 18”: Why young asylum seekers need additional support

At the Western Doorstep: On the human rights violations resulting from the externalisation of asylum


Refugee Rights Europe’s latest report, ‘At the Western Doorstep’, highlights the complex experiences facing refugees and displaced people arriving in Europe through Morocco and via the Western Mediterranean route. The report raises renewed concerns about the deplorable impact of the European externalisation of asylum to non-EU countries, and serves as a stark reminder of the … Continue reading At the Western Doorstep: On the human rights violations resulting from the externalisation of asylum