Destitution among asylum seekers

Down and out in London
LONDON, 7 February 2011 (IRIN) – Oxfam has added its voice to a growing chorus of concern about Britain’s system for deciding on asylum claims, and the suffering it causes, in a report on destitute asylum seekers, who are forbidden to work but cannot claim state benefits.

These men and women, who told their stories anonymously in Coping with Destitution: Survival strategies of asylum seekers in the UK [download here], live in the shadows, penniless and dependent on the charity of others. Continue reading “Destitution among asylum seekers”