Tell Damian Green to let asylum seekers live in dignity
Many asylum seekers whose claims have been refused but who are unable to return to their countries, are forced to rely on the Azure payment card. A new report, Your inflexible friend: the cost of living without cash brings to light a multitude of problems with the card.
Life without cash means hunger and deprivation for asylum seekers.
The card is topped up weekly with just £35 for a single person and can only be used in a limited number of supermarkets. It cannot be exchanged for cash making travel impossible, and, for single adults, only £5 can be carried over to the next week. Often the card doesn’t work at all, leaving asylum seekers unable to buy food for themselves and their children.
Act now: Tell the government to replace the payment card with cash support and let asylum seekers live in dignity
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