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A court has ruled that Eritreans who have fled the country face real danger on return.
The ruling directly contradicts the UK Government’s view that many Eritreans arriving in the UK are not in need of international protection.
by Lin Taylor | @linnytayls | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:17 GMT
LONDON, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Alan, a British foster parent, first took in a teenager who had fled poverty and political repression in Eritrea, the boy was so scarred by his journey to the UK that he barely spoke.
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An explosive new independent report has slammed guidelines used by the Government as the basis for decision making on asylum claims from Eritreans as ‘misleading and biased’.
Home Office officials who make decisions on asylum claims rely on Country of Origin Information (COI) and Country Guidance Information (CGI) in order to help them assess whether or not people are in need of refugee protection.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:47 GMT
By Tom Esslemont
LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 16-year-old Alem fled his home country, Eritrea, in February of this year he never imagined he would be heading for a new life in Britain.
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A warm welcome for child refugees
Unaccompanied child refugees flee to Britain escaping war and persecution. They have often experienced significant trauma; including witnessing the death of a loved one or suffering abuse or exploitation themselves.
Unsurprisingly, child refugees are usually extremely frightened and completely bewildered when they arrive on British shores.