Asylum Seekers / Refugees

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In a petition for judicial review of the City of Edinburgh Council’s decision to refuse a fresh homeless application, the Court of Session has held that the council acted unlawfully. Mr Dafaalla, represented by Shelter Scotland, is a 62-year-old refugee from Sudan. He had previously made a hom

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Home Office plans to withdraw accommodation and support from hundreds of asylum seekers in Glasgow are "dangerous" and "unconscionable", two Glasgow councillors have warned in a letter to home secretary Priti Patel. Council leader Susan Aitken and Councillor Jen Layden, are calling on the Home Offic

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Positive Action in Housing has reiterated its demand for a full independent inquiry into the accommodation provided to asylum seekers in Glasgow during lockdown after a mother was found dead on Saturday. Mercy Baguma, an asylum seeker from Uganda, was found dead beside her baby in her flat

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Scottish Greens councillor Kim Long has launched a new campaign for asylum seeker housing to be operated by the local authority and the third sector. The #WelcomeHome campaign comes after the death of two people in the past two months and mounting concerns about living conditions for asylum seekers

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Cycling Scotland staff have been getting on their bikes in lockdown to support homeless people in Glasgow. Since April 8, nine staff have been delivering food and essential supplies to homeless people and asylum seekers temporarily housed in Glasgow hotels.

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Charities across Scotland are getting a digital boost during lockdown from a motivated team of hi-tech volunteers called the Scottish Tech Army. Since its launch just over eight weeks ago, this 850-strong team of volunteers has helped over 70 organisations, many of them charities

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Scottish Refugee Council CEO Sabir Zazai reveals anger over ‘abject failures’ of the Home Office and discusses how hostile asylum policies are out of touch with Scottish public opinion. Communities across Scotland are in shock after the events of Friday 26th June. But the outpouring of s

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