An asylum seeker from Uganda was found dead inside her home with her starving and malnourished 1-year-old child crying beside her body.
Mercy Baguma, 34, was discovered in her apartment in Glasgow, Scotland, on Aug. 22, after others heard the sounds of her child’s cries, as per refugee charity Positive Action in Housing (PAIH) on Aug. 25.
Baguma, who lost her job after her “limited leave to remain” in the United Kingdom expired, was said to be living in “extreme poverty” and had claimed asylum.
Asylum seekers are people whose requests for sanctuary in another country have yet to be processed. They usually become refugees after fleeing countries due to conflict or violence, a…