After Return documents the experiences of former child asylum seekers who have been forcibly removed to Afghanistan after turning 18, filling a vital evidence gap in their education, employment, health and wellbeing outcomes. (Download the report and the accompanying policy recommendations at the bottom of this page).
These selected articles highlight RSN's After Return research into former child asylum seekers forcibly removed from the UK and the issues they face:
- We must stop failing those we have pledged to protect. Article on Progress website (01/05/2018).
- UK under pressure over Afghan asylum seekers amid civilian deaths. Article on Guardian website (19/02/2018).
- 1,000 Asylum Seekers at Risk of Being Returned to Afghanistan as Major UK Refugee Charity Challenges the Government's Policy. Article on Huffington Post website (05/04/2016).
- What became of 25 young Afghan deportees? Article on IRIN website (06/04/2016).
- After Return: documenting the experiences of young people forcibly removed to Afghanistan. RSN guest blog post on Right to Remain website (07/04/16).
- Young Afghans forcibly returned from UK face bleak situation in Kabul. Article on European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) website (08/04/2016).
- Hundreds of Afghans who grew up in UK face deportation to country they 'barely remember'. Article on the Independent website (16/07/15).
- This Isn't Justice, This Child Is Being Terrorized': Meet the UK Teens Facing Deportation to Afghanistan. Article on Vice News website (17/07/15).
- From Kent to Kabul. On Bureau of Investigative Journalism website and in accompanying podcast.
- The young people sent back to Afghanistan. BBC News Website (17/07/15).
- Afghan asylum seekers deported from UK may have been unaware of rights. Article on Guardian website.
Click here to read a couple of articles by RSN staff members about After Return in Forced Migration Review.