This Refugee Week, DDVG shows solidarity with people suffering under the UK’s asylum support system and demanding basic human respect. Christine and Angie on the Ex-Detainee Project and the staff at DDVG are used to standing up for their clients. This Refugee Week, they’re going one better by sharing in the experiences of their clients […]Read more "Refugee Week 2013: Struggle for Survival"
Section 4: need to know low down Section 4 is… 1. A legislative regime, under which people whose asylum applications have been refused and those without legal status in the UK must live, pending final determination of their immigration status or removal from the UK. 2. Coercive. People living under Section 4 are banned from […]Read more "What is Section 4?"
Announcement: ex-detainee conference 2013 Dear Friends, The Dover Detainee Visitor Group will be holding our annual Ex-Detainee Conference on Wednesday, 5 June 2013 at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in London from 13:00 to 16:00. We would like to invite you to attend this much anticipated event. It provides an unrivalled opportunity for visitors […]Read more "You’re invited!"
To put a stop to asylum destitution DDVG is asking for your help to make the recommendations of the recent Parliamentary Inquiry into Asylum Support for Children and Young People happen. Email your MP. The Inquiry’s findings outlined the shocking levels of poverty and destitution among asylum-seeking children, young people and their families. It has prompted the following Early Day Motion. This […]Read more "Stop asylum destitution. Email your MP."
Reports of asylum destitution in the UK have been trickling out of media outlets for some time. This week, however, the public got the chance to get to grips with the scale of the problem posed by the Section 4 Support regime. In December 2012 Zoe Williams reported on UKBA’s practice of evicting asylum seekers […]Read more "News Comment: Asylum Destitution Comes to Light"
28 Jan – 1 Feb 2013 Asylum destitution in the UK hit the headlines this week, following a Parliamentary Inquiry and report by the Children’s Society into Section 4 Support – the regime asylum seekers are forced into, banned as they are from working or accessing mainstream support. Here’s the round up of what caught […]Read more "Media Round Up"
The findings of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Asylum Support for Children and Young People, published today, resonates with caseworkers supporting asylum seekers who are released from immigration detention – into destitution. CHRISTINE OLIVER, EX-DETAINEE PROJECT MANAGER AT DDVG. The Ex-Detainee Project welcomes the findings and recommendations of the Parliamentary Inquiry, particularly the recommendations that: The […]Read more "UK leaves its asylum seekers ‘destitute, scared and hungry’"