They Think We Are Nothing: a survey of destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland

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Green, M.

The aim of this research was to capture a snapshot of the number of destitute asylum seekers and refugees presenting to voluntary sector agencies in Scotland during a one-month period and to find out more about their experiences and what had led them to become destitute. A quantitative survey took place in Glasgow, where the overwhelming majority of Scotland's asylum seekers live, between 30 January and 28 February 2006. In order to try and understand the characteristics of destitution, a survey questionnaire was used to collect this information based on the findings of interviews and case notes. This report also includes a dedicated section on the role of the voluntary sector in supporting destitute asylum seekers in Scotland.

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