UNITY (asylum seekers organisation)

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UNITY is a union of by asylum seekers established in the Glasgow, Scotland, in 2005 to ensure that the human rights of asylum seekers and sans papiers in the UK are upheld. Its headquarters are in Ibrox, near to the Home Office Immigration Centre where it holds monthly demonstrations highlighting the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK.

Some of the support it provides includes

  • taking details of asylum seekers reporting at the Home Office so that their families, friends and lawyers can be alerted if they are detained
  • Notifiying when people are detained through dawn raids and sent to Dungavel or other detention centres
  • Providing practical support and information to asylum seekers and their families.

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