The deprivation experienced by disabled asylum seekers in the United Kingdom: symptoms, causes, and possible solutions

Author(s): Rebecca YEO

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2017.1320268

Abstract

Disabled asylum seekers have been found to often experience extreme deprivation. Possible causes and solutions are explored, drawing on the experiences of disabled asylum seekers themselves as well as on a series of interviews with people working in the asylum and immigration sector. It is suggested that action is required to reduce immediate suffering, but that systemic change is needed to address the causes of this deprivation.

Keywords

Disabled, asylum seekers, intersectionality, deprivation, non-governmental organisations, Home Office

Tags: United Kingdom, Asylum seekers, Disability, Deprivation

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