Napier Barracks: Refugees decry conditions at UK asylum centre

Behind the Napier Barracks’ locked security gates and three-metre barbed-wire fences, private guards patrol the site housing hundreds of asylum seekers. For some residents, the centre evokes painful memories of imprisonment in the Middle East, with claims of poor sanitation and a level of mistreatment that has allowed the coronavirus to tear through the site. […]

UK asylum-seekers locked in unsafe barracks amid COVID-19 outbreak

article author:  Arab News Author:  Mon, 2021-01-18 23:44 LONDON: An outbreak of COVID-19 at an asylum-seeker holding center in the UK has led to hundreds of people being locked inside as part of blanket quarantine measures that campaigners and residents have called “dangerous.” The disused Napier Barracks in Kent is home to around 400 people, […]