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Home truths


asylum, originally uploaded by lotsofbigideas.

Fantastic piece of reporting from BBC Radio 4's 'Home Truths'.

Lansana's story is only too common but we rarely hear about it in the media. A Ghanian asylum-seeker, he occupies that strange limbo where he's not 'illegal' but has no rights to remain, and no rights to claim benefits. How can someone survive on a charitable handout of £5 a week?

Thanks, Tom.

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