Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants are going hungry in Milton Keynes says charity

Two thirds of the refugees, asylum seekers and 'vulnerable migrants' coming into Milton Keynes say they are going hungry regularly because they can't afford to buy food

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 2:22 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 2:24 pm

Two thirds of the refugees, asylum seekers and 'vulnerable migrants' coming into Milton Keynes say they are going hungry regularly because they can't afford to buy food.

And more than 60 per cent of them have no fixed accommodation, instead relying on friends and family for support.

The figures are a s a result of research by the British Red Cross charity, which this month received a £5,000 grant to continue its work supporting migrants in MK.

The Red Cross has received a grant

The money will help the charity's Refugee Support service provide emergency supplies such as food parcels, clothes, toiletries and small amounts of cash.

It will also fund the delivery of ongoing practical and emotional support, including help with accommodation, employment and restoring family links.

The grant came from Milton Keynes Community Foundation, which supports the voluntary sector across Bucks.

Leanne Sinclair, senior community fundraiser at the British Red Cross, said: “We want to thank Milton Keynes Community Foundation for choosing to invest in our vital work supporting asylum seekers, refugees and vulnerable migrants."

She added: " “Our Refugee Support service is crucial for those who have fallen through the cracks and find themselves in legal limbo. We offer a safety net for people who have no right to work in the UK and little to no access to benefits and support.”