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Do you know there is no such thing as an ‘illegal asylum seeker’?

Do you understand the difference between a ‘refugee’, an ‘asylum seeker’ and a ‘migrant’?

Do you wonder why people seek sanctuary in the UK?



Do you know what percentage of those seeking sanctuary worldwide come to the UK?






The following link from the ‘Refugee Council helps answer these and other questions you may have.

We would also direct you to the ‘Facts and Figures’ page on the National City of Sanctuary page:

On our website, in keeping with the National City of Sanctuary, we refer to those given refugee status and those seeking asylum as ‘people seeking sanctuary’ (2021).