People we help
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the people who find themselves in the difficult position of leaving their homes, families and friends and becoming refugees.
All definitions have been obtained from either the Home Office or the Refugee Council
- A Refugee is someone who, owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted, is outside his country of origin and is unable, or, owing to such fear, unwilling, to avail himself of the protection of that country.
- Reasons for this include: Race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion
- Those seeking protection in the UK are called “Asylum Seekers.”
- By definition there is no such thing as an illegal Asylum Seeker.
- Equally, there is no such thing as a “bogus” asylum seeker