Manston asylum centre

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Manston health concerns raised with Home Office weeks before outbreak
Local officials warned of need to improve infection control measures shortly before diphtheria cases detected

Diane Taylor

06, Feb, 2023 @11:44 AM

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Home Office publishes details of £70m contract to house asylum seekers
Charities have criticised ‘warehousing’ centres, calling instead for better integration in society

Diane Taylor

29, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Calls for public inquiry into abuses at Manston asylum centre in Kent
Legal challenge comes as police confirm investigations into allegations of assaults by guards

Diane Taylor

04, Jan, 2023 @2:54 PM

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Man who died after being held at Manston asylum centre named
Hussein Haseeb Ahmed, a 31-year-old from Iraq who tested positive for diptheria, died in hospital on 19 November

Diane Taylor

03, Dec, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Home Office centres turn away asylum seekers summoned for interviews
Dozens of former Manston detainees responded to surprise early interview letters only to be turned away at reception

Diane Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @6:43 PM

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Conditions at Manston asylum centre prompt torture monitor visit
Council of Europe’s ‘rapid reaction visit’ followed reports of diphtheria outbreak and squalid conditions

Diane Taylor

30, Nov, 2022 @8:55 PM

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Charities call for Windrush-style inquiry into Manston asylum failings
Letter from 44 charities urges independent investigation into ‘appalling’ treatment of people at Kent processing centre

Rajeev Syal

29, Nov, 2022 @7:41 PM

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Failings at Manston asylum centre mean a public inquiry is needed | Letter
Letters: Britain’s reputation has been tarnished by the appalling treatment of asylum seekers at at the centre in Kent, say Enver Solomon and other charity representatives

29, Nov, 2022 @6:03 PM

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Home Office records only one case of diphtheria at Manston despite 50 reported
Government urged to explain official data on number of people with the disease at asylum reception centre

Diane Taylor

27, Nov, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Child asylum seekers detained as adults after UK Home Office ‘alters birth dates’
Unaccompanied child refugees describe attacks in notorious Manston camp after officials ‘ignore or discount’ ID documents

Mark Townsend Home Affairs Editor

27, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Manston asylum centre death may have been caused by diphtheria
Home Office says follow-up PCR test was positive and they are offering vaccinations to people at the Kent facility

Guardian staff and agency

26, Nov, 2022 @2:52 PM

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Manston asylum centre now empty after weeks of controversy
Vacating of Home Office site follows series of concerns including over outbreak of diphtheria

Diane Taylor

22, Nov, 2022 @9:39 AM

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