Still human still here

Still human still here


Written by: Harmit Athwal

The Refugee Council has launched a campaign to help end the destitution suffered by refused asylum seekers. The campaign argues that using poverty as a means of getting people to leave the country is both ineffective and inhumane.

It is calling 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.

See the links below to see how you can get involved.

Related links

To go to the campaign homepage, click here.

To download the campaign briefing, click here. (word doc, 93 kb)

For info on how to lobby your MP on behalf of the campaign, click here.

To go to the Refugee Council homepage, click here.

The Institute of Race Relations is precluded from expressing a corporate view: any opinions expressed are therefore those of the authors.

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