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GP surgeries refuse to register two-fifths of refugees

GP surgeries across England are turning away asylum seekers and refugees as patients to their practices despite migrants being eligible to receive treatment under NHS guidelines, according to Doctors of the World. The charity, which assists migrants and asylum seekers to access global healthcare services, found that two-fifths of the patients they attempted to register...
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Suicide attempts at UK immigration removal centres averaging one a day

The number of suicide attempts at Britain’s immigration detention centres has reached an all-time high, according to Home Office figures. These figures, released following a freedom of information request by the NGO No Deportations, detail 393 cases of attempted suicide in 2015, an 11% increase on the previous year. The highest number comes from the...
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Dr Nasimi Visits Afghanistan

This April, Dr Nasimi took at 12-day trip to Afghanistan to visit the ACAA citizens’ advice bureaus in Kabul and Pul-e Khumri. While there he also took part in a number of seminars discussing the role that institutions such as those of the ACAA can play in Afghan civil society and how their services could...
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The Forgotten Refugees

Over the Christmas period, our Director visited a refugee camp in Germany, and on his return trip also visited the infamous Calais camp, with the desire to get a true, personal appreciation for just how bad conditions there are. The pictures you see of them on the news barely begin to portray the true depths...
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Dr. Nasimi visits “The Jungle”

Lewisham, London – The Director of the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association [ACAA], Dr. Nasimi, travelled to two refugee camps situated in Germany and Calais over the Christmas period. Nasimi himself arrived from the Former Soviet Union as a refugee in 1997. At this time he was unable to return to his native Afghanistan and struggled to speak...
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ACAA’s Rabia Nasimi Blogs For LSE

Rabia Nasimi, ACAA volunteer and MSc student in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics (LSE), recently blogged for the LSE on our annual conference, titled: Afghanistan’s New Reality: The Unity Government, Development, Human Rights and Insecurity. The following is a short excerpt from the blog post, which can be found in full...
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ACAA Visits Afghanistan

This past August Dr. Nooralhaq Nasimi, Director of ACAA, took a month long trip to Afghanistan. Whilst there, he visited the two citizen advice centres maintained by ACAA in Kabul and Pul-e Khumri respectively, and worked on growing partnerships with key organisations and sustainability projects within Afghanistan. Dr. Nasimi’s meeting with the United Nations Assistance...
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Events at ACAA: The Inside Scoop

Various types of events for vulnerable members of the public are regularly held by the ACAA, both educational and leisurely in nature. Although not a direct experience of an ACAA day out, we plan on giving our members as great an insight into this service as possible, so will be regularly posting updates on this...
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