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    Delays in the asylum system leaving many refugees homeless

    A report by the Refugee Council has discovered examples of refugees who were forced to sleep rough and beg for money whilst waiting for their documents to arrive. The charity is calling on the government to review >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    MPs criticise asylum housing scheme management

    A report by the Commons committee has concluded that G4S and Secro have lacked the required experience for the task. The Public Accounts Committee has said that the Home Office scheme has resulted in asylum seekers being >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Asylum Seekers let down by G4S

    Report shows that the private company G4S who have been given the contract for asylum housing has been a disaster for asylum seekers and their families.  The study suggests that the allocation of the contracts to an >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Consistent Problems for Detainees

    Detainees experience heightened levels of anxiety and distress as a result of their uncertain futures and each individual detained costs nearly £40,000 a year. Report shows that refugees are detained for longer than necessary, there is no >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    G4S Asylum Seeker Housing Declared Unfit

    Women at the centre have described it as like living in “cells”, and have complained about dirty conditions and insults to their privacy. Although the hostel is reserved exclusively for women with children aged under two and >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Pakistani Girl fighting for education will receive treatment in the UK

    The 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last week is being flown to the UK for medical treatment. Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban as she wrote in her >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Child starved to death after benefits delay

    The government has been warned it must urgently fix flaws in its support system for successful asylum seekers, after a destitute child starved to death in temporary accommodation in Westminster. Family of three forced to ‘actually become >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Pregnant women, children and people with disabilities among those living on less than 77p a day

    Hundreds of failed asylum seekers are living in Scotland on less than the UN’s global poverty target of 77 pence a day. Pregnant women, children and people with disabilities are among those who have been left destitute >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Asylum Seeker Process can cause Mental Health Problems for Children

    Research shows that the troubles for unaccompanied children going through the immigration process and discrimination have both been found to result in greater Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A study by The Childrens Society shows the link between >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers

    Championing Asylum Rights After Death of Whole Family

    The decision not to carry out a fatal accident inquiry into the deaths of three asylum seekers in Glasgow brings to an end a sorry tale of desperation. Russian refugees Serguei, Tatiana and Stepan Serykh died when >>>

    Categories: Refugees And Asylum Seekers