Charities have called on the Scottish Government to declare a national housing emergency, claiming Scotland’s homeless system is at breaking point.
The UK Government offered a £5.9m pay-off to Edinburgh council in an attempt to house thousands of asylum seekers on a ship berthed at Leith Docks.
Ferret Fact Service looks into a claim by Immigration minister Robert Jenrick about refugees in Scotland.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim from the home secretary about refugees from Sudan.
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.