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posted on 2023-10-09, 15:14 authored by Marie GillespieMarie Gillespie, Thanuja HettiarachchiThanuja Hettiarachchi, Tom Cheesman

Digital poverty for asylum seekers now means almost total exclusion from society. This isolation has a devastating effect on mental health and wellbeing and creates enormous practical problems. It’s a human rights issue. The UK government must include free online access in asylum seeker accommodation.

This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

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