Post Deportation Support in Nigeria

For: People deported from the UK to Nigeria
Nigeria
Organizer: Post Deportation Support
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The Story

We are a group of people who have been deported to Nigeria against our will by the Home Office, taking us far away from the family and communities we had built up in the UK.

We have now set up a group to support other people in our situation, who have been deported from the UK, and are trying to resettle in Nigeria or challenge their deportation. We work with groups in the UK like The Unity Centre and Roots to Return, particularly when there are charter flights that deport up to 100 people from the UK to Nigeria every 2 months.

We provide practical and emotional support, picking people up from the airport in Nigeria when they have been deported, help them to contact any friends or family they may still have in Nigeria, document people's stories to raise awareness of the injustice and violence deportations of foreign nationals from the UK and the impact on their family members, keep in touch and help with resettlement - such as finding accommodation and a job.

We do this because we want people experiencing forced deportation to know that they are not alone. Detention and deportation in the UK can make you feel like no one will support you, and so we want people to know that we are here offering support and solidarity.

We want people to know that we do not work for the UK Home Office, and do not support the Home Office in any way. We believe that the people we offer support and solidarity to have been unjustly and often violently deported from the UK against their will, torn away from their long-time families and communities. Many people we meet in Nigeria were not given enough time or help in the UK to put in their asylum or human rights claim, and were deported before they had the chance to work on gathering more evidence, finding a lawyer, or finding money to pay legal fees. We think that the Home Office create this environment of hostility to foreign nationals in the UK, and do not provide proper support - instead they detain and deport people inhumanely.

The money we are trying to raise will go to transport funds for getting to and from the airport people are deported to, phone credit and phones for people to contact any friends or family they may still have in Nigeria, food for when people have just arrived, emergency accommodation costs, emergency transport costs, resources for us to be able to record people's stories.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 29, 2017

Posted on March 29, 2017

THE RUNWAY AT STANSTEAD AIRPORT WAS CLOSED ON TUESDAY.
The runway at Stansted airport was closed on Tuesday(28th March 2107) night after protesters ran out to prevent a plane carrying eight deportees from taking off.
The campaign groups End Deportations, other activist groups and activists from Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants said 14 activists had locked themselves to a tripod to stop a “mass deportation charter flight” from the Essex airport to Nigeria and Ghana. Campaigners said that deportees on the flight included people who feared for their lives and had claimed asylum. We appreciate the support and Solidarity from End Deportation, activists from the LGBT community and other activist group. Finally our outcry and campaign to stopping unlawful charter deportation is finally coming together. JUSTICE FOR MIGRANTS, JUSTICE FOR ALL.

P.s. We are saying a Big 'Thank You' to everyone supporting the Nigerian Post Deportation Support Group.

Posted on January 7, 2017

Posted on January 7, 2017

As you may already know, we are having a demonstration on Wednesday the 11th January at the British High Commission, Victoria Island, Lagos. Nigeria.
This is aimed at raising awareness and getting the UK Government to put a stop to unlawful Removals and charter flight deportation and also bringing to light the relationship between the UK and Nigerian immigration in the UK regarding how the Nigerian high commission issues travel documents to the UK immigration for financial profits etc.

Thank you for your usual support.

Posted on August 8, 2016

Posted on August 8, 2016

Thanking everyone that donated to enable us provide Post Deportation Support to Nigerians on the 27th July charter flight to Lagos, Nigeria from the UK... 

Because of your donation, we were able to provide emergency accommodation, transportation, phone & top-up, refreshments etc to deported Nigerians as pictured below. They were pleased and grateful for the assistance. 

In in view of the next September 2016 charter flight, we are appealing for your continuous donation to enable us continue to provide hope and solidarity to deported Nigerians. Thank you 

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