Post-Deportation Risks and Monitoring Mini-Feature (Forced Migration Review, vol. 54, February 2017)

People whose application for asylum has been refused are often deported, usually to their country of origin. Little is known, however, about what happens to them on that return journey, on arrival in the country to which they are deported, and during the weeks and months that follow. The articles in this mini-feature examine four cases: failed asylum seekers deported to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka and Eritrea; risks for formerly unaccompanied minors deported to Afghanistan; failed asylum seekers deported to Uganda; and the fate of people returned to Turkey under the EU-Turkey deal. All four articles show the need for independent post-deportation monitoring. For French, Spanish and Arabic versions, please visit and click on the appropriate language tab.