30 September 2020

Out of sight, out of mind

The Financial Times and others have reported that the Home Secretary asked officials to look into the idea of offshore asylum processing on Ascension Island, an isolated volcanic British territory, and on St Helena, 800 miles away, before ruling it out. However, Downing Street has reportedly refused to rule out using…

21 September 2020

Letter to First Minister

We have today written to the First Minister of Scotland to ask for help in arranging a visit to Glasgow from Adnan Walid Elbi’s mother who resides in Syria. Adnan’s mother wishes to say prayers at her sons graveside and finds it hard to comprehend that…

21 September 2020

Glasgow MPs call for inquiry into deaths of three asylum seekers

“Refugee charity Positive Action in Housing held a press conference following the incident, which heard some of the asylum seekers in the Park Inn were “desperate and vulnerable”. The asylum seekers said many of them had no windows or fresh air in their rooms. They also said…

21 September 2020

Letter to Home Secretary

Letter to Home Secretary on behalf of Eric Nnanna, father of Adriel, the baby son of Mercy Baguma raising concerns about the operation of the Mears Group contract in Glasgow, in particular serious duty of care and procedural failings in the days leading up to Mercy Baguma’s death…

19 September 2020

An update and eulogy

Donate to Adriel’s Fund here. We’ve been overwhelmed with kind words and messages of support. Thank you. ♥️ The death of Mercy Baguma has provoked a necessary debate about the inhumanity of asylum and immigration policy in the U.K. Until we highlighted her story, not…

17 September 2020

I want my son to play for Scotland

By Catriona Renton, BBC (Reproduced with clip from Reporting Scotland on 16/9/2020 from BBC) The ex-partner of a Ugandan asylum seeker whose body was found in a Glasgow flat with her distressed child wants their son to play for Scotland. Eric Nnanna revealed his dreams for 18-month old Adriel after recalling…

14 September 2020

Another Statement

(See also statement posted on 26 Aug.) Positive Action in Housing is indebted to the people of Glasgow, Scotland and across the world who raised £75K for the future education and welfare of Mercy’s baby son Adriel. Funds totalling £8,190 from this appeal were used to pay for…

14 September 2020

Mercy laid to rest in Uganda

“Our lovely Mercy … Mercy loved Glasgow…” Mercy Baguma, who died in Glasgow, Scotland where she had been seeking asylum, has been buried near her family home in Uganda. It is not yet clear how Ms Baguma died but the case has sparked calls for changes to…

10 September 2020

Vigil for Mercy

Masitula Baguma Nakendo 26 June 1986 – 22 August 2020 Candle lit vigil See video on Instagram or YouTube 3 pm sharp – Saturday 12 September 2020 Elder Park Boating Pond Govan Road Govan Glasgow G51 On Friday 11 September, the body of Mercy Baguma (also known as Masitula Baguma Nakendo) was driven from Edinburgh, Scotland to Manchester…

9 September 2020

Prime Minister to Intervene in the case of Mercy Baguma

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed to intervene in the case of Mercy Baguma, who was found dead in the hallway of her flat in Glasgow two weeks ago while her 14 month old son lay weakened in his cot as a result of having not eaten for several days. …

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