“You’ve not been prepared at all, so you obviously know it’s not going to go well, unless a miracle happens” (person seeking asylum, November 2017)

Did You know…?

  • most asylum seekers do not speak or understand English fluently
  • the most common languages spoken by asylum seekers are French and Arabic
  • an asylum seeker can request an ALL female court
  • an asylum seeker can ask for a free interpreter
  • an asylum seeker can get a free ticket to travel

Although many people seeking asylum do not speak English when they arrive, they often speak more than one language. We choose the languages that are most commonly spoken e.g. French serves for the whole of francophone Africa. We prioritise the languages to ensure that the languages spoken most by women are covered, as these sometimes get omitted.

With your help we will translate the film into as many languages as possible – your donation will help us to do this.

Please watch our film.




I’d like to make a larger gift

Significant gifts are especially important, because they can enable us to help more people or develop needed new servicess. To find out more about how your large gift can help us continue to save lives, please contact Matthew Horton, Head of Individual Giving on: 020 3903 4455 or by email: matthew.horton@migrants.org.uk

Why your donations are important

Your gift today will ensure that someone who has escaped torture or persecution will be properly prepared when asking for protection in the UK. It will help support them through the complex asylum appeal process and link them to those who can help them build a new life in safety.

Other ways of giving

Donate by telephone

To donate by phone call Matthew Horton on 020 3903 4455

Donate by text message

To donate £5: text DYKA11 £5 to 70070
To donate £10: text DYKA11 £10 to 70070

Set up a standing order

Download and complete the Standing Order form and send it to:
Migrants Resource Centre, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London N17 9LJ

Post your donation

Send your cheque or money order, made payable to Migrants Resource Centre:
and send to: Matthew Horton, Head of Individual Giving, Migrants Resource Centre, Berol House, 25 Ashley Road, London N17 9LJ