Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first.
Has your friend spoken to the Embassy?
In what circumstances were the passport taken?
Are you aware that the site charges more for a phone call?
Just to check - have you ever met your friend in person?
How is he supporting himself out there?
What have the HIgh Commission actually said?
Has he asked for temporary travel documents so that he can return home?
Yes they can - but he might not them be able to return
He can but he is unlikely to be able to return ti the oc**try he is currently in
You are welcome I hope that he is home soon