Destitute asylum seekers in the UK only get £36.95 a week at the most—and that has to cover all they need: food and drink, toiletries, clothes and shoes, cleaning products and household items, fares, stamps and phone calls—everything. From talking to asylum seekers and from simple calculations, it’s easy to work out that there can’t be more than £2 a day to spend on food.
Angela Gluck, a Trustee of the Separated Child Foundation, explains her challenge of eating and drinking off just £2 a day for 30 days.
She was driven by the need to express some level of empathy for, and solidarity with, young asylum seekers separated from their family, and also to contribute to her education about their situation, as she tries to support them.
Check out Angela's blog here > thecostofrefuge.wordpress.com