Asylum seekers and the Right to Food
Webinar 6 May 2021 11:00 12:00
Catch up on this Food Power and Right to Food webinar to hear how the asylum system can impact access to food and how food poverty alliances, partnerships and others can help involve people with lived experience.
Whilst Sustain continues to campaign for a Right to Food, organisations up and down the UK are working hard to provide for and involve communities in need of food support, including asylum seekers. Those seeking asylum in the UK must jump through several hoops to receive support in the UK and are given just £36.95 a week as they progress through the asylum system. This leaves them extremely vulnerable to food insecurity. This webinar explored how the asylum system and the challenges that people living under this condition face in accessing food. Alliances from around the UK also shared how their projects are providing culturally appropriate and dignified food support and involving experts by experience in project design and delivery.
- Paul O'Brian, Micah Liverpool, presentation slides here
- Robbie Cowbury, the Migrant Destitution Fund Greater Manchester, more information here
- Emma Birks Asylum Matters, presentation slides here
- Umair, an expert with living experience
- Imogen Richmond-Bishop, the Right to Food Campaign
Published 6 May 2021
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