The UK Asylum System (WIP)
In the U.K. when someone awaits a decision regarding their asylum application, they have no legal right to work. Only 52% of these applications are successful, leaving nearly half of the forcibly displaced community with a longer wait in the appeals process, and the prospect of deportation or destitution. As they wait, people are given just over £5 a day to buy food, toiletries, clothes etc., and with the majority of applications taking far longer than 6 months to be processed, people find themselves in a state of limbo. In response to this aspect of the asylum system, Refuweegee make and distribute over 150 emergency packs in Glasgow each week. I photographed some of the volunteers and what they do to help.
Eliza Coulson • Josh Croll • Tara Drummie • Tong Wei •