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.

  • 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
All definitions have been obtained from either the Home Office or the Refugee Council

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