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Asylum Seekers and Refugees

A lot of misinformation is given about asylum, refugees, asylum seekers and the asylum process that can give rise to confusion and fear. This is partially due to media misinterpretation of the facts. The asylum system is also complex and new legislation means that the rules can often change. This collection contains papers, reports and documents on a wide range of policy issues and on the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK

This collection is made up of full text reports on adults with mental health problems, available to view free of charge

Improving mental health services in immigration detention: an action plan

This is a joint action plan between the Department of Health, NHS England and Home Office on improving mental health services in immigration detention.

Solutions for sanctuary: an overview of the refugee and asylum charity sector in the UK

This report describes the landscape of the refugee and asylum charity sector in the UK.

Westminster Hall debate on the refugee family reunion rules

This is a summary of the debate which took place on 9 June 2016 at Westminster Hall on the refugee family reunion rules.

The UK's role in the international refugee protection system: June 2016

At the end of 2015 the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide had risen to 65.

Asylum seekers in Europe: May 2016

The number of asylum seekers in Europe has increased in recent years with a particularly large increase in 2015.

The work of the immigration directorates

This briefing provides guidance on applications for asylum made by Eritrean nationals and Visa applications made by Syrian nationals.

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