ICYMI: The former Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes, said that the direction the government is taking to dealing with people who are seeking safety in the UK is 'inhuman' and 'hideously wrong'.
Let's make 2021 a year of compassion, not more hostility.
[1/3] Last year, we joined 50+ survivor groups, academics and NGOs calling for Government to protect survivors.
Today's response is shocking.
@Ukhomeoffice will not bar victims from detention + Gov won't support minimum of 12 months' basic support
In this reply, the Safeguarding Minister references the 'Adults at Risk' policy which should protect trafficking survivors from detention. But our work shows that this policy has failed. It's time for real support & an end to detention.
Our director Alphonsine Kabagabo responds:
For years we've documented and campaigned against the inhumanity of #YarlsWood.
The Home Office's latest plan is to build a portacabin camp there to house men who are seeking asylum in the UK.
Sign the petition against the camp now: #StopYarlsWood
Yesterday, around 350 men went on hunger strike at Napier Barracks in Kent.
Sign the petition in the Tweet below to stop the Home Office from opening another of these camps on the wasteland in the shadow of Yarl's Wood.
Listen to @BBCRadio4 Lives in Transit for an insight into the prolonged & needless suffering the UK asylum process causes vulnerable people
Asha describes Yarls Wood Removal Centre: "Removals make us sound like furniture - human cargo shipped & delivered"
Now everyone's (rightly) asking why school meal vouchers aren't provided in cash, let's remember section 4 support for refused asylum seekers has been in vouchers (or payment cards) since 1999. Each indignity now visited on low-income families was first trialled on asylum seekers
Caroline Nokes, the former immigration minister, says that the direction the government is taking to dealing with people who are seeking safety in the UK is 'inhuman' and 'hideously wrong'.
It's time to build a humane and compassionate asylum process.
Important interview with @carolinenokes, the former immigration minister, who criticises the Home Office's current 'brutal' approach to people seeking asylum that risks whipping up hatred towards vulnerable people, and causing financial and legal problems.
British Medical Association says it would support allowing asylum seekers who are properly qualified doctors to practice during Covid emergency. #homeoffice rules currently forbid this for one year after arrival. #bma #DOCTORS
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