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Asylum seekers face hungry Christmas

By Ana Naomi de Sousa

Desperate families of asylum seekers need donations or risk facing a cold and hungry Christmas.

The Lewisham Refugee Network (LRN) is appealing urgently for donations for asylum seekers and their families who have no way of supporting themselves.


With their current level of donations, LRN provide 10 packages per week. As 25 families depend on them they are only able to provide each with food on alternate weeks. “It’s so difficult telling a mother of three that there’s no food for her this week because we have run out. It shouldn’t be like that, ” said Jasintha Ngobefa, a qualified nurse who now works full time at LRN.

Continued: “We want them to have a real Christmas”


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