Abraham, his wife and 2 children arrived in the UK in 2009 and applied for asylum. At first they were supported by friends with food and shelter.
The family's friends were not able to support them in the long term. As their resources became exhausted in October 2013 Abraham applied for asylum support with the help of RRSG.
Over the next 4 weeks the Home Office requested supplementary information to help them adjudicate the case. It was time that the family did not have.
By mid-November Abraham's family turned up at the RRSG office destitute and with nowhere to stay. Emergency accommodation was sought and granted the same day. The family just needed to get to emergency accommodation - 40 miles away in London.
Working with the British Red Cross, who supported the transport costs, RRSG was able to get the family to a place of temporary safety.
Following RRSG’s work Abraham and his family have now been relocated to a new home another part of the UK.
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