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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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New guidance for asylum seekers with Indefinite Leave to Remain

UK Border Agency’s guidelines on Indefinite Leave to Remain is now available for those granted Refugee Status or Humanitarian Protection after August 30, 2005.

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Who is at the party?

“I find it … absolutely appropriate that leading up to Refugee Week I should be nurtured in such a way by such a gorgeous Sri Lankan family. It reminds me that… collectively we are Glaswegians as this is our chosen home… living our lives here.”

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I wish you’d just ask me, “what is a refugee?”

A refugee living in Glasgow, explains what the terms “refugee” and “asylum seeker” actually mean in international law.

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