Destitution of refused asylum seekers
In the UK, many rejected asylum seekers are living from hand to mouth, with all avenues to a normal life blocked. Most live in abject poverty relying on others to survive, sometimes going hungry and sleeping in the streets. Many appear to have given up hope of ever being able to live a normal life and some have lost the will to live.
About our campaign
The Still Human Still Here campaign calls on the Government to:
- End the threat and use of destitution as a tool of Government policy against refused asylum-seekers
- Continue financial support and accommodation to refused asylum seekers as provided
during the asylum process and grant permission to work until such a time
as they have left the UK or have been granted leave to remain;
- Continue to provide full access to health care and education throughout the same period.
- Still Human Still Here website - take action to end destitution of refused asylum seekers
- Read report on destitution: Down and Out in London
- Find out more about Just.Fair - a campaign from the Refugee Council that aims to end destitution for asylum seekers