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UK migration figures a best guess, say MPs

Official UK migration figures are “little better than a best guess”, an influential group of MPs has said. The Public Administration Committee said the statistics were “not fit for purpose” and did not accurately assess how many non-UK residents were entering and leaving the country. The MPs recommended finding new...
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New Australia asylum policy ‘troubling’: UNHCR

Australia’s new asylum policy lacks “adequate protection standards for asylum seekers”, the UN says. Under the new policy, boatpeople headed to Australia will have their claims processed by Papua New Guinea (PNG), and be resettled there if successful. However, the UN High Commission for Refugees said there were “significant shortcomings”...
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South Africa’s flawed asylum system

(IRIN) – South Africa attracts the largest number of asylum seekers in the world, but grants refugee status to very few of them, ranking only thirty-sixth in the world for the size of its refugee population, which the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) puts at about 58,000. The Department of Home...
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Culture of disbelief works against asylum seekers

(IRIN) – Most asylum seekers arrive in host countries with no evidence to prove they have fled persecution. This means the success of their applications for refugee status depends largely on whether their stories are believed. But the credibility of asylum seekers is increasingly being called into question, particularly in...
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