News

20 October 2023

Private companies profiting from asylum accommodation contracts

The Government relies on private contractors at all stages of the asylum system, allowing private companies and individuals to get rich whilst people seeking safety suffer.

13 October 2023

NHS Doctor’s family trapped in North Gaza as UN warns of “devastating humanitarian consequences”

Hussain* is an asylum seeking Palestinian doctor working for the NHS. He is being supported by our Room for Refugees Network. His wife’s family and his mother and little sister are trapped in the North of Gaza and have been ordered to move 40 KM to the South.

12 October 2023

1,400 Refugee families in Glasgow To Be Made Homeless Within Weeks After Mass Asylum Decisions by Home Office

Charities are deeply concerned over the impending homelessness crisis in Glasgow faced by approximately 1,400 individuals expected to be granted asylum by the end of this year. We believe this is the same picture in towns and cities with significant asylum populations across the rest of the UK.

12 October 2023

Rwanda plan heard by Supreme Court

The Government's attempt to remove people seeking asylum in the UK to Rwanda was this week heard in the Supreme Court, the final court of appeal in the UK.

12 October 2023

Urgent Appeal

As well as refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and those here on humanitarian visas from Ukraine, we expect to assist more Palestinian refugees needing help to rebuild their lives in the coming months.

4 October 2023

Mass homelessness predicted amongst refugee communities

Charities across the UK are beginning to see the impact of a change in policy that cut move-on periods from 28 days to 7.

29 September 2023

Brook House inquiry condemns potential human rights abuses behind bars

Last week, after many years of investigation, a report into conditions at Brook House was released. It detailed the treatment of people seeking asylum there that potentially amounts to breaches of human rights laws, causing physical and mental harm to those detained.

21 September 2023

UK Government Proposal to Introduce X-Ray Testing on Children Seeking Safety

The UK Government is proposing ionising radiation as an age-assessment test for young people who are seeking asylum.

15 September 2023

UK asylum system forces people into poverty

As we leave the summer months, it is likely that we will once again see the worst impacts of the cost-of-living crisis across the UK.

8 September 2023

Deadly Strain of Legionella Bacteria Found on Bibby Stockholm Barge

New tests on the Bibby Stockholm barge have confirmed the presence of a deadly strain of legionella bacteria. The bacteria was initially detected when people boarded on August 7th, leading to an evacuation. The water system was flushed, but tests on August 15th found the dangerous strain. A petition has also been launched to abandon the barge plan. The Home Office has not yet released the latest test results.

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