Dave Smith
Boaz Trust Statement on Napier Barracks

The statement begins:

"Long before the UK Government started using former army barracks to house people seeking sanctuary, we were deeply concerned by the growing hostility towards people seeking asylum in the UK, as well as the continued erosion of their rights.

The scenes from Napier Barracks in recent days and weeks are incredibly disturbing. The Covid outbreak within the camp, as well as evidence of severe overcrowding and unsanitary conditions, has been widely reported and condemned.

We should all be concerned by the images emerging from Napier Barracks and by the rhetoric being used by our political leaders to describe sanctuary seekers in the UK. It is one that emboldens those who wish to stoke hatred."

You can read the full statement here