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Refugees and asylum seekers

Briefing: ASPIRE six actions for supporting asylum seekers (2017)

This Refugee and Asylum Forum briefing calls for Stormont to ensure that asylum seekers are treated with humanity and respect. We have identified six actions that would considerably improve the situation for asylum seekers living in Northern Ireland.

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Briefing: ASPIRE campaign document (2017)

This leaflet accompanies the Refugee and Asylum Forum’s ASPIRE paper.

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Briefing: Urgent action required to end asylum seeker destitution (2017)

This Refugee and Asylum Forum briefing calls for a political commitment to protect asylum seekers from destitution. We explain how the implementation of the Immigration Act 2016 could make more asylum seekers homeless and destitute. Northern Ireland must act quickly.

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Briefing: Five actions for supporting refugees (2015)

In this Refugee and Asylum Forum briefing, we support the call for Syrian refugees to be resettled in Northern Ireland. The Forum has identified five key actions that can be delivered by Stormont that would smooth the integration of newly arriving Syrian refugees and that would considerably improve the situation for current asylum seekers and refugees.

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Briefing: SAFER? Five actions for supporting refugees (2015)

This leaflet accompanies the Refugee and Asylum Forum’s five actions paper.

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Briefing: How many refugees in Northern Ireland (2015)

In the absence of any official Northern Ireland data on asylum seekers and refugees, we have provided estimated figures.

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Briefing: Refugee issues in Northern Ireland (2014)

An information briefing for MLAs, with key facts and figures on the refugee population in Northern Ireland, written in preparation for Refugee Week debate at Northern Ireland Assembly 16 June 2014.

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