How many asylum seekers and refugees in Bristol go hungry and are unable to afford food ? How many suffer from food poverty?
Borderlands has released a report a report into food poverty amongst asylum seeking and refugees in Bristol. The report uncovers the unexplored issues of affordability of food, access to kitchen equipment, unbalanced diets, hunger and the sacrifice of food.
- Asylum support (approximately around £37.75) amounts to less than the national average that a British person spends on food
-52% of asylum seekers and refugees have been or are unable to afford sufficient food
- Many asylum seekers and refugees do not have basic kitchen equipment, including half not having access to a freezer, limiting storage and thus consumption options
The report further highlights the hardship experienced by many of our members in the UK and the barriers to the meeting of basic needs and living with dignity, as well as the crucial role of the third sector that acts as a safety net for the marginalised.
Click here to read the full report.