The Government has a duty to ensure that people seeking protection in the UK do not fall into hardship whilst their claims are being processed. This is especially important as most people claiming sanctuary are not allowed to work.
However, every day, Refugee Action sees people who have fled conflict and persecution experiencing extreme poverty. Many haven’t eaten a proper meal in weeks and are living on the streets.
Our research shows that some of the most vulnerable people seeking protection in the UK are being wrongly denied support or are suffering long delays to get the support they are entitled to.