'A place to sleep is luxury to us': how Scotland welcomes refugees

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For many asylum seekers the housing they receive on arrival in Scotland is the first safe place they have known in years

In May, Amnesty International asked more than 27,000 people in 27 countries if they would welcome refugees – and found that four out of five people in the survey said yes, they were willing to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes.

But what does that actually mean? It seems here in the UK, we are not quite ready to hand over our spare set of keys. Despite coming third on the global refugees welcome index (with Germany second and China at the top), when asked whether they would personally accept people fleeing war or persecution into their home, only 29% of UK citizens said yes.

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