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Following calls for action from the British Red Cross and other groups, Manchester has passed a motion to tackle destitution among its asylum seekers and refugees.

A humanitarian crisis is gripping Greater Manchester and has left many of the area’s most vulnerable people homeless and destitute for more than a decade.

The British Red Cross was called in by Derbyshire Police to provide assistance at a rest centre, following a human trafficking operation in Derby.

Three dedicated British Red Cross volunteers were rewarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013.

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