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. The truth is in short supply.

At the Refugee Council, we believe it’s time to put that right and 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

Read the latest edition of Tell It Like It Is: the truth about refugees and asylum, our downloadable, printable leaflet containing up to date, fully referenced facts.

If you would like us to send you physical copies of the leaflet for an event or conference please email