Manchester becomes the 11th Council to recognise plight of people forced into poverty after fleeing persecution

Manchester Council has voted in favour of a motion recognising the plight of people who have come to the UK to seek safety, only to find themselves forced into poverty and homelessness. “Destitution is a huge problem amongst asylum seekers, one that allows them to be pushed to the margins of society, left waiting sometimes…

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Student Action for Refugees Sleep Out – 14 March

Student Action for Refugees (STAR) and Amnesty International have organised a Sleep Out to raise awareness of destitute asylum seekers on Friday 14 March 2014 from 7.30 pm at  Manchester Universities’ Catholic Chaplaincy (opposite the Students’ Union, 355 – 359 Oxford Road, Manchester) Speeches from Dave Smith (Boaz Trust), Kate Green MP, United for Change amd music…

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