Asylum seekers

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March 08, 2016

In a mess: UK arrangements for housing asylum seekers

We urgently need to rethink the way we receive asylum seekers in Britain. Earlier in the year, it emerged that asylum seekers in the Middlesborough area were suffering from racist abuse,...

UK government's indefinite detention of 'vulnerable' asylum seekers slammed

Indefinite detention of asylum seekers is expensive, ineffective and unacceptable, campaign groups have said following the publication of a damning report into the welfare of vulnerable persons held by the Home Office.Former prisons ombudsman Stephen Shaw ...

Refugee status in Britain 'can make you homeless'

The horrors of being an asylum seeker in the UK are well documented. You're stripped of any purposeful activity, be it work or volunteering. If destitute, as most are, you are reduced to a bare £36.62 a week to live and feed yourself and your fa ...