5 things you need to know about asylum
There is an increasing number of asylum seekers on our doorstep, but what do we really know about them?
When they arrive here, they cannot legally work in the UK, nor can they claim benefits. Sometimes they possess nothing more than the clothes on their backs. They are our responsibility and it is our duty to help.
Since its inception in 2011, National Zakat Foundation (NZF) has received almost 600 applications from asylum seekers and refugees in the UK who are eligible for Zakat. This equates to approximately 20% of our total applications. The painful reality is that the problem is far greater.
With your Zakat we have given hope to those who felt invisible, forgotten and worthless. It is now critical that we extend our support for the many more who are experiencing such difficulties. Here’s how you can actively get involved: