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Month: August 2023

Dorset volunteers seek help to support Bibby Stockholm asylum seekers

Paul Kimber, a Dorset Quaker from the Portland Global Friendship Group, has reported on the efforts made to welcome asylum seekers on Portland, including the following update from Laney, one
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Record backlog of asylum cases

The number of asylum seekers awaiting a Home Office decision on their claims has now risen to 175,457. This is the highest figure since records began in 2010. Over the
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Rabbi condemns government’s treatment of asylum seekers

The following letter appeared in the Guardian this week: “A week after the devastating fire that consumed Grenfell Tower in June 2017, I joined a march of silence from the
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Legionella discovered on board the Bibby Stockholm.

All 39 asylum seekers have been removed from the Bibby Stockholm after the Health Security Agency discovered legionella in the water. The harmful bacteria can cause legionnaires’ disease, a potentially
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Some asylum seekers refuse to go to the Bibby Stockholm

The first asylum seekers have arrived at the Bibby Stockholm, but at least 20 refugees have refused to go. Many are being supported by Care4Calais, which has set up an
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“A floating Grenfell”- safety concerns halt deployment of refugees to the Bibby Stockholm

A whistleblower from Dorset County Council has described the Bibby Stockholm as having the potential to become a “floating Grenfell” because of the lack of fire safety measures. Over 500
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