A housing company accommodating asylum seekers in Scotland has been accused of “re-traumatising” the people by forcing them to move with as little as ten minutes notice.
Asylum seekers – who are spending their second Christmas without having their claim for sanctuary considered and living in a hotel – say they have been “abandoned by the system”, with some reporting feeling suicidal.
Child victims of trafficking in Scotland said being left in “limbo” is worse than their experiences of exploitation.
A charity that helps torture survivors has accused Glasgow City Council of failing to provide young asylum seekers and refugees with free bus passes and depriving them of a “vital lifeline” during the cost-of-living crisis.
Over 3,000 people – including asylum seekers and trafficking survivors – have been held in Scottish police cells for up to 72 hours under immigration powers over the last five years.
Ferret Fact Service looks into a claim that Scotland has taken in 20 per cent of the Ukrainian refugees who have come to the UK.
An escalating number of deaths in the asylum system are being “brushed under the carpet” it has been claimed, as data obtained from the Home Office shows that ten asylum seekers have died in Scotland since May 2020.
A Syrian father of three, who fled for his life and was facing deportation by the Home Office to Rwanda, is now fighting for his right to claim asylum through the Scottish courts.
Asylum children in Scotland have spent months living in overcrowded B&B rooms with their families and struggled to access schooling.