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An Office of the Children’s Commissioner report says children who arrive alone to seek asylum in the UK struggle to be heard in a system designed for adults.
The number of refugees from Syria applying for protection in the UK increased last year, according to the Home Office’s quarterly statistics.
The Refugee Council has submitted evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee, which is undertaking an inquiry into the asylum system for the first time in ten years.
The Refugee Council has called for a more effective system in response to a 2011 increase in Libyan and Syrian asylum seekers, particularly for children.
Human rights campaigner Jemima Khan today spoke out in support of refugees in the UK at a Refugee Council event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the charity
Funding for vital advice services for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK will be slashed by over 60 per cent from 1 April 2011.
Refugee community organisations are among 23 charities facing eviction from a centre in London to make way for a 'free school'.
A Channel 4 documentary has highlighted the plight of children detained by the UK asylum system.
Home Office asylum and immigration statistics show that government must acknowledge "serious failings" in the asylum process, says the Refugee Council
Church Action on Poverty (CAP), Amnesty International, Refugee Council are looking for people to organise 'Sleepouts' across Britain.