I hate being idle - Refugee Council
July 12, 2009

I hate being idle

“I hate being idle”: Wasted skills and enforced dependence among Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the UK [July 2009]

This report presents the findings of a research project conducted by the Refugee Council and the Zimbabwe Association. The research investigated the experiences of Zimbabwean asylum seekers living in the UK, and explored:

  • the education, skills and work experience of Zimbabwean asylum seekers in the UK;
  • the ways in which people were supporting themselves;
  • the impact of living in the UK on people’s skills;
  • whether Zimbabweans want to return home when it is safe to do so;
  • the resources people would have available on return, and the skills they would have to aid reconstruction.

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