Napier camp, Folkestone is unsafe

People seeking asylum in Folkestone are protesting. They want their voices to be heard.

A resident at Napier Barracks writes: ” I can’t speak English , but I can write for you and I send good pictures for you , you can read the posters on my pic we are human. Everyone here has a mental problem because nothing is human. No body is responsible for how long we have to be here. Neither in terms of health nor food and any other help many people here do not have access to a doctor,
Many do not have warm clothes.”

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KentOnline: Asylum seekers protest in Napier Barracks in Folkestone

Published: 13:45, 24 December 2020

A group of asylum seekers housed in a Kent barracks have staged a protest against their conditions.

The group have unveiled banners saying that the conditions at Napier Barracks in Folkestone are unsafe.

People seeking asylum protesting at Napier Barracks
People seeking asylum protesting at Napier Barracks

The barracks are currently housing up to 400 people who are seeking refuge in the UK but authorities have come under fire after conditions were described as not Covid-safe.

Slogans on the banners in the protests read “We are at risk of Covid” and “We are ignored”.

They also hit out at the difficulty of social distancing, following reports of 25 people sharing a toilet and bedroom, while 13 people crowd around two tables at meal times.