Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Red Cross Reports Rising Number of Destitute Asylum Seekers in the UK

A report by the red Cross has reported a rising number of destitute asylum seekers in the UK. To read the report click here: http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Media-centre/Press-releases/2016/July/Destitution-on-the-rise-among-refugees-and-asylum-seekers

Almost 5,600 refugees and asylum seekers have been destitute in the UK in the first half of this year, according to British Red Cross.

Destitute refugees and asylum seekers by nationality

  1. Sudan: 642 (11%)
  2. Eritrea: 587 (10%)
  3. Iran: 580 (10%)
  4. Syria: 361 (6%)
  5. Iraq: 297 (5%)

With destitution rising among asylum seekers in Scotland how could the system work better?

Liam Kirkaldy writing in the award winning current affairs magazine ‘Holyrood’ asks what can be done about rising destitution among asylum seekers. To read his article click here:

https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/uks-system-asylum-support-fit-purpose