Asylum News

Women’s Asylum Appeals Project

New research by Asylum Aid has provided vital insight into how women’s appeals are dealt with in the UK asylum process, and how the system can be improved to ensure women are treated fairly. Nearly two thirds of initial asylum applications are refused each year by the Home Office.  Most people then take their case to appeal….

Asylum Aid submits evidence to official inspection of asylum applications

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration is undertaking an inspection of how the Home Office deals with applications for asylum and has consulted Asylum Aid and other civil society organisations. The key areas of interest to the inspection, according to the initial call for evidence, include: Screening and routing of asylum applicants Processing…

Asylum News Spring 2015

In this latest issue of Asylum News you can read about Nadine’s journey from Cameroon to the UK, and from suffering from depression, to supporting her community. At a time where the news for refugees feels particularly bleak, it is good to remind ourselves of the success stories that they can become, if only given…

Asylum News Autumn/Winter 2014

“I don’t know what the Home Office is going to say, but I’m not scared anymore. At Asylum Aid I feel I am in the best possible hands.” – Maimuna Jawo In this issue of Asylum News, read Maimuna’s story, in her own words, of how she fled being forced to perform FGM on the girls…

Asylum News Autumn 2009

A tale of two women: Women’s Charter Campaign BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal New research into climate change impacts on asylum