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This statement has been developed by members of the Disability and Migration Network (DAMN). Please send any thoughts, additions or proposed changes to: info@disability-migration.org.uk

The Disability and Migration Network demand justice for disabled and migrant people. Justice for one is just...

14 June, 2pm

From attacks on welfare, to the Rwanda Bill, and restrictions on our rights to protest, often our response to hostile policies is individual fear – it keeps us quiet and makes us ill. We urgently need shared understanding of the interconnected struggles for migrant justice and disabil...

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xX9ax5HoRCugRNg0vJFMAEVm2nYYFctuheTs1bKxYHY/edit

We will build solidarity in response to government attempts to divide us.

        We won't be divided - disability justice = migrant justice

        We build solidarity not borders

For people wanting to join existing protests and solidarity at migration reporting centres, here is a useful comp...

Disability and Migration Network Statement on the dehumanisation of people in the asylum system and the wider population of Disabled people

The last week has seen a sharp escalation in the dehumanisation targeted at people seeking asylum, Disabled people, and those who experience both forms of op...

The UN Committee on the Rights of Disabled People has just reported on the situation in the UK. Click here to view.

The report includes specific reference to deep concern about the inadequate support for 'disabled refugees, asylum seekers and those in refugee-like situations'.

The UN recommends...

Disabled refugees and allies have protested outside the Home Office at the “inhuman” treatment that disabled people seeking asylum receive from private sector companies paid to provide their accommodation.

The protest called for an end to the “obscene profits” made by the companies, and for the co...

Join us this Friday as we protest against the exploitation and neglect of disabled people seeking asylum. While residents die and go without vital care, private companies make £££ #ProfitingFromMigrantMisery.

Friday 1st December, 4-5pm Home Office, Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF

Disabled people seeking asylum are fighting for justice. At a site in Essex, dozens of disabled people seeking asylum have been abandoned at a disused care home, without appropriate care. One resident died earlier this year, and another was left on the floor for 14 hours after a fall. Join us as we protest against this exploitation and neglect: Friday 1st December, 4-5pm. Home Office, Marsham St, London SW1P 4DF. We’ll have a British Sign Language interpreter. Bring signs and wrap up warm! The Disability and Migration Network is a group of organisations fighting for disability and migrant justice. We want to stop companies #ProfitingFromMigrantMisery. Graphic with 3 raised fists of varying skin tones. Graphic of signing hands next to the letters BSL. Black text on a light grey background.

More than 50 disabled people and people with severe health conditions have been deprived of basic support while living at a facilitiy housing asylum seekers in Tendring in Essex.

Basam Huzyene, who has diabetes and a serious heart condition, has been on hunger strike in protest at conditions at t...