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The forgotten

Memories can sometimes be hard to handle, and for refugees there is a paradox. Forgotting can mean survival, but if you want to get Refugee Status, you do so at your peril.

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So what do you do for a living?

Your identity is thrown into flux when your right to work is taken away, as it is for those seeking asylum, argues Trish Elms.

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Figures point to poor decision making on asylum cases

Quarter 2 asylum statistics released by UK Border Agency suggest increasingly poor inital decision making is being reached by the Home Office.

Campaigns and appeals
Beyond Borders at the Edinburgh Fringe

‘Do We Look Like Refugees?’ has won a prestigious Fringe First award from the Scotsman. Now our own critic, Belinda McElinney, shares her thoughts.

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Can my DNA tell you my nationality?

The UK Border Agency has been looking into using DNA testing to determine an asylum seeker’s nationality. They are calling this the Human Provenance Project.

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Myth-busting begins at home

In an article on the Guardian website recently, Spencer Woodcock, who runs a project supporting older people to live independently, extolled the refugees who volunteer on his project.

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Edinburgh Fringe: All the Queen’s Children

All the Queen’s Children is a play about four young refugees who arrive in the UK alone and then go missing from care. It has been written and developed with Reading Youth Theatre. It got rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Long journey to Scotland

“We thought Glasgow was a city with crimes, windy, too cold with the worst weather in the UK. That’s the information we had been told by other people at the hotel…”

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Court says ‘fresh claim’ asylum seekers can work

Landmark legal decision allows Somali man, who had submitted a fresh asylum claim, permission to work.

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