Tag Archives: refugee

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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Refugee Children’s Consortium responds to the ‘Children First’ Education Select Committee report

“The Refugee Children’s Consortium (RCC) welcomes the Committee’s report, in particular its recommendation that the Department for Education be given overall responsibility for the welfare of all children, including those who have been trafficked or who are seeking protection in the UK. “This sends a powerful signal that all children matter equally. The current two-tier...
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A third of refugees in Poland may be homeless

A third of refugees granted asylum in Poland may be homeless forced to sleep in shelters, empty buildings, train stations or even night buses. Zeynab* and her twenty-something son Akhmad are two of those facing the problems identified in Refugee Homelessness in Poland, a pilot study conducted by the Institute...
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