Homeless migrants still sleeping rough despite PM's pledge, say charities

April 19, 2020

Destitute migrants in the UK are continuing to sleep on the streets despite a promise from Boris Johnson that all of them would be given shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Last month Johnson pledged to provide all necessary accommodation and support for destitute migrants, including those with no recourse to public funds.

 

But a range of organisations including Crisis, Public Interest Law Centre, Migrants Rights Network and Project 17 have said this promise has not been kept.

 

They say many destitute migrants continue to sleep on the streets either because councils have turned them away when they try to access emergency support or because, in the absence of clear government guidance, they do not know how to go about getting this support.

 

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