Video: Asylum–seekers in the U.K. live in desperate conditions

The hidden lives of refused asylum seekers whose bids for sanctuary have been rejected by the British government are revealed in this multimedia piece.

Abbie Trayler-Smith has photographed men and women who have fled torture and persecution in troubled states including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Zimbabwe. They had hoped to find sanctuary in the UK but instead are enduring a new kind of torment – destitution.

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