Last night, activists blockaded Stansted Airport to stop the departure of the scheduled charter flight mass deportation to Nigeria and Ghana. At the time of writing, the blockade continues and the charter flight has not departed. Why have activists taken such a drastic action? Charter… Read more »

Two weeks of coordinated international action against mass charter flight removals was marred by violence in Lagos, Nigeria when military police attacked and subsequently detained two people protesting outside the British High commission on 11th January. Meanwhile, protests have continued across London and the UK,… Read more »

The forced removal of over 50 people from their homes on a charter flight to Jamaica in September last year renewed outrage over the mass forced removals being carried out via charter flights – and heated debate. Those with young children were advised by the… Read more »

This is the joint statement on the deportation of Majid Ali, by Malia Bouattia, NUS Black Students’ Officer, and Shreya Paudel, NUS International Students’ Officer, published on NUS Connect on Friday 12 June. This Tuesday (9 June), Majid Ali (a student at City of Glasgow… Read more »

A report from Saturday’s demo against deportations to Afghanistan, outside the Afghan Parliament in Kabul.  From our friends at the Kabul blog, ‘Stop Deportations to Afghanistan’. On 9th November 2013 dozens of deportees and the families of those affected by deportations gathered in front of… Read more »

Post from After 18.   In summer 2013 After18 hosted a theatre production of Mazloom on the Leicester leg of a national tour. Mazloom is a portrait of Asef, a young Afghan who in the claustrophobic environment of his London flat recalls the dangerous journey… Read more »

This is the edited text of a talk given by Lisa, NCADC campaigns coordinator, at the ‘Going Back? Forced removal and voluntary returns’ conference organised by Christians Aware and After18 in Leicester, 14 September. Contents: Numbers and countries Removal and deportation When can someone be… Read more »

Still Human Still Here (SHSH) is a “coalition of over 50 organisations that are campaigning to end the destitution of thousands of refused asylum seekers in the UK”.  In June this year, they issued a commentary on the UKBA’s Operational Guidance Note (OGN) on Afghanistan. … Read more »

This article appeared in Open Democracy (50:50) on 24 June 2013. Each year around 400 children forced by war to leave their families and homes in Afghanistan seek sanctuary in the UK. Lisa Matthews writes for Young People Seeking Safety Week on the young adults… Read more »

This week – on Thursday June 6th – the world’s largest security firm G4S, will hold its annual general meeting in the City of London. A large coalition of groups, including NCADC, has called for a demonstration to be held outside the event, in protest… Read more »