Home Office hotels for asylum seekers ‘akin to detention centres’ – report

Posted by on September 16, 2021 1:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Lawyers documented deterioration in health of asylum seekers while staying in accommodation

Conditions in hotels used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers during the pandemic are akin to detention centres, according to a report that also says accommodation is often sub-standard and sometimes unsafe.

The report, Safe Environment: investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house asylum seekers during the Covid-19 outbreak, explores experiences in hotels and similar accommodation. It was conducted by academics at Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with grassroots organisation Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment.

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