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Refugee & asylum facts

Get informed about refugees and asylum in the UK

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Headline facts and information about refugees and asylum and some of the big issues we’re working on.

Fact files

Top facts and definitions.

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    The truth about asylum
    Looking for the facts about asylum? The same old myths and scare stories about refugees and people seeking asylum are peddled again and again. You can rely on the facts and figures below to get the true picture—and help spread the truth about asylum.
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    Top facts from the latest statistics on refugees and people seeking asylum
    Here are our top facts based on the UK Government's latest immigration statistics for the year ending September 2023.
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    Refugee resettlement facts
    What is refugee resettlement? How does it work? Who are the people coming to the UK? What happens when they get here? Here’s the low-down on resettlement.
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    Facts about separated children
    Facts about refugee children who arrive in the UK alone.

Statistics and briefings

Statistics and briefings

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Asylum Statistics
Statistics and briefings

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Policy briefings