An asylum seeker is a person who fled their home country, formally asked the authorities in another country to recognise them as a refugee and is awaiting a decision on their claim.
29,380 people claimed asylum in the UK in 2018. In the same year, the UK granted protection to 15,891 people.
Circumstances force many vulnerable people to flee their country in search of safety. Migrant Help works to ensure that those who arrive in the UK receive the support and advice they need. Asylum seekers are often amongst the most vulnerable in our society and our services offer information and guidance to help them navigate through the asylum process.
We believe everyone deserves to feel safe and have their human rights protected.
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Have you claimed or are you intending to claim asylum in the UK? Migrant Help provides a range of support services that can assist you.
Our comprehensive guide will help you navigate through the asylum process.