Asylum seekers in Tralee are concerned with the following denials of basic human rights.
Atlas House, Tralee Aylum Seekers Claim Unjust Treatment
Asylum seekers in Atlas House,Tralee are concerned with the following denials of basic human rights.
1. The behaviour of security guards and the abuse of individual privacy, particularly frequent searches of our rooms in our absence.
2. The delay in providing tooth brushes, shampoo, soap, towels bed linnen etc.
3. Transfer of residents with out knowledge of the Department of Justice.
4. Of the allowance of only E196.00 per week, only E19.10 is been paid to the individual asylum seeker. The E19.10 figure has not been increased for almost a decade.
5. No privacy, up to three people, often from different cultures sharing in each bedroom.
It seems that the governments policy is to allow as few asylum seekers as possible to live permanently in Ireland and to make there stay here as uncomfortable as possible in the hope that as many as possible will give up all hope and return to their native countries.
Asylum seekers have fled persecution which itself is traumatic. The treatment they recieve in Ireland adds to this trauma often resulting in the unset of mental health problems.