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20th June ’23

Health professionals have raised concerns about the increasing number of children in asylum seeker hotel accommodation being diagnosed with malnutrition, the Guardian reports. Cases of malnutrition among both children and adults have been confirmed in various different areas of England, including hotels in London and in the south-west.

Rupert Blomfield, manager of local refugee charity-Refugee Support Devon, which is providing support to asylum seekers in hotels across Devon, said: “Some children are simply not eating. We have had cases of malnutrition confirmed. Some children have been losing weight to quite a dangerous degree.”