Refugee Action has just launched a report, ‘Waiting in the dark: how the asylum system dehumanises, disempowers and damages’, as part of their #StandUpForAsylum campaign. The report exposes the human impact of Home Office failures throughout the decision-making process. In particular, it highlights that more people than ever before are waiting longer than six months for a decision on their claim which has devastating consequences for their health and wellbeing.
The report articulates bad practices, in particular around substantive interviews, and poor decision-making. People are being kept in the dark by a lack of information and legal advice, with 71% of frontline organisations reporting that it is now more difficult to refer people to immigration solicitors than six years ago. Please share the findings of the report across your networks.