The truth about asylum
Looking for the facts about asylum? The same old myths and scare stories are peddled again and again. The truth is in short supply.
At the Refugee Council, we believe it’s time to put that right, time to tell it like it is. That’s why we’ve produced these facts and figures that you can rely on.
The real story - facts and figures
- Asylum seekers and refugees, who's who
- Terms and Definitions
- Asylum seekers and refugees do not get large handouts from the state
- Asylum seekers and refugees are law-abiding citizens
- Refugees make a huge contribution to the UK
- Asylum seekers are looking for a place of safety
- Britain's asylum system is very tough
- Poor countries – not the UK – look after most of the world's refugees
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