Concern over forced return of asylum seekers

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Concern has been raised by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) over the increasing number of asylum seekers who are being deported from countries where they are hoping for refuge.

In the past week, there have been reports of asylum seekers being deported from Sudan, Australia and Thailand.

UNHCR says the trend is worrying as some of those sent back were not given the opportunity to have their claims assessed in accordance with the necessary procedural and legal safeguards.

Patrick Maigua has been speaking to UNHCR Spokesperson Adrian Edwards.

Duration: 4'48"

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