Hearing from MPs and asylum seekers at the Day of Action against Napier
Today we joined the Day of Action to close the Napier Barracks.
Over 550 of you were on the call where we heard from MPs and Asylum Seekers from across the world calling for the closure of the inhumane conditions in Napier.
We heard from asylum seekers, including Kenan from Syria, who spent time living in the Penally barracks. He said: “We felt like prisoners. We were constantly confronted by right-wing protesters, many of us suffered from mental health problems. The conditions were horrible, toilets constantly flooded and there was no privacy in the showers.”
This week’s news of Penally’s closure is a huge achievement after months of rallying, protesting and support. However, there is still more to be done. We must continue this momentum and keep going until the government agrees to close the Napier Barracks.
Care4Calais has worked tirelessly at Napier witnessing Covid outbreaks, detrimental impacts on mental health and uninhabitable facilities – the Napier Barracksis unfit accommodation and must close now.
Thank you to the MPs who joined the call and showed their support, to the asylum seekers who shared their stories and thank you to everyone on the call who continue to protest and #StandWithNapier.