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We are working with Swansea University’s College of Law and Criminology to raise awareness of the support provided to asylum seekers, whilst celebrating Human Rights Day, on December 10th. 

On Human Rights Day we are asking individuals to reflect on the situation of destitute asylum seekers. In the UK asylum seekers are allowed £5.28 a day to live on. For many this results in extreme hardship.

If you want to show support for destitute asylum seekers you can:

– accept our ‘£5.28 challenge’ by living on £5.28 a day for 6 days from the 5th December to 10th December.

Notify us you accept the challenge by sending an email with your name here: [email protected]

 – Tweet your experience to #HRD528

 – Get people to sponsor you.


– Sponsor those who take on the ’528 challenge’. 


Information about Sponsorship

All proceeds go to Discovery SVS, one of our pledged supporters, which runs projects supporting asylum seekers.

Information about how to sponsor the ‘528 challenge’ is here:

As well as the challenge itself, there will be a small event on December 10th, where challenge participants will have the chance to meet and share experiences with asylum seekers who have no choice but to survive on a maximum of £5.28 a day.