Asylum seeker locked out of home in London despite active claim

Gambian woman, 46, has no access to possessions after being evicted without noticeAn asylum seeker with an active case has been locked out of her Home Office accommodation in west London by a government contractor who told her: “When you’re...

Asylum seeker locked out of home in London despite active claim

Gambian woman, 46, has no access to possessions after being evicted without notice

An asylum seeker with an active case has been locked out of her Home Office accommodation in west London by a government contractor who told her: “When you’re asked to leave this country you have to leave.”

The woman, 46, who fled her country in west Africa after refusing to perform FGM on young girls, has an active asylum claim. She said her life will be at risk if she is forced to return to Gambia where FGM is prevalent because she defied her community by opposing the practice.

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