Refugees for Justice
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.
Reports of suicide and self harm by asylum seekers increased by more than 250 per cent in a four month period
The Home Office has been condemned for creating “a parallel world” of unsuitable asylum accommodation in hotels across Scotland where, critics claimed, asylum seekers have been left without adequate support or the oversight of Scottish authorities.
Glasgow should restart the refugee dispersal scheme to stop the Home Office from introducing asylum reception centres in barracks and disused oil rigs, claim campaigners.
Sixteen people seeking asylum in the UK died in six months, leading to a call for the “institutionally racist” Home Office to be scrapped to save lives.