Mike Adamson, British Red Cross managing director of operations, uncovers the very distressing situation facing many seeking sanctuary in the UK.
Every year, the British Red Cross helps thousands of refugees and asylum seekers left destitute because they are banned from paid work and have no access to benefits or state support.
Our help for these incredibly vulnerable people includes food parcels, toiletries, hot showers and a chance to be somewhere safe and warm for a few hours. Those we support include children and pregnant women. Some have been destitute for years.
But what is life really like for destitute refugees? More