housing conditions

Bed bugs are a problem in Govanhill, Glasgow

January 26, 2015

Glasgow’s Evening Times reports that a woman was told by her doctor to flee her bed bug-infested rented flat in the city’s Govanhill neighborhood, and was as a result homeless due to bed bugs: The woman, who asked not to be named, was bitten from head to foot by the parasites and sought medical attention. Doctors […]

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BBC report on bed bugs in housing for torture victims

December 11, 2008

This BBC article covers a report by the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture on problems — including bed bugs, rats, and broken radiators — in housing for victims of torture (and other asylum seekers).  Maria, a woman who escaped torture in Africa with her three and six year old boys said, […]

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Bed bugs a problem in government-funded homes for torture victims in UK

December 5, 2008

Inside Housing reports that a charity for victims of torture reports that torture victims are being forced to live in substandard conditions, in government-funded homes which are “infested with vermin and bed bugs.” (They had me at “bed bugs.”) The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture has reported that problems include broken […]

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