Tag: asylum seekers

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New Reports Assess Changes to Asylum Support Contracts

Asylum Support Contracts Examined in Two New Reports On Friday 3 July, Asylum Matters alongside Refugee Action and 40 other refugee support organisations released a report examining the failures of the asylum accommodation and support system. ...

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Asylum Seekers Intercepted During COVID-19 Pandemic

Boats Carrying Asylum Seekers Intercepted During Bank Holiday in the UK Over the bank holiday weekend, around 140 boats carrying asylum seekers and migrants were intercepted in the English Channel. A spike in the number of those attempting to...

Asylum Seeker Evictions

Asylum Seeker Evictions Halted due to COVID-19

As part of the national effort to stem the spread of COVID-19, the Home Office has announced the postponement of all asylum seeker evictions for three months.  With the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus growing each day, it is positive...

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Asylum Seekers Are Living in Limbo

Asylum seekers waiting for more than six months for a decision on their application has hit an all-time high, increasing by 76% in 12 months, according to new reports. The reveal of latest figures showing asylum seekers’ agonising wait has one...