Around 10,00 Afghan refugees are still living in hotels, according to a BBC Newsnight investigation.


100 Afghans are being accommodated in a hotel with leaking rooms and poor standards of food and hygiene, the report reveals. There is also constant noise from a neighbouring construction site.


The strain on families with children living in one room is affecting the mental health of some refugees.


The Refugees Minister, Lord Harrington, has asked local authorities to provide more permanent accommodation, but the Home Office admits that there is a shortage of local authority housing. It says that 7000 Afghans now have homes. Meanwhile, the government is negotiating with local councils to extend hotel provision.


The Refugee Council has insisted that the government needs to redouble its efforts to provide acceptable homes.


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