Last update of this source description: 14 April 2010.
“Asylum Aid is an independent, national charity. We work to secure protection for people seeking refuge in the United Kingdom from persecution and human rights abuses abroad.” (Asylum Aid Website, http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/pages/our_aims.html, accessed on 14 April 2010)
“We provide legal representation to asylum-seekers. By combining expert legal advice work with campaigning activities, Asylum Aid responds to asylum-seekers' immediate legal needs and addresses the underlying causes of the difficulties they encounter during the asylum process.” (Asylum Aid Website, http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/pages/our_approach_to_policy_and_campaigns.html, accessed on 14 April 2010)
to provide free, accessible, high-quality legal services to asylum-seekers - responsive to their needs and sensitive to their experience - with a particular focus on the most vulnerable and excluded
to lobby and campaign for an asylum system based on inviolable human rights principles, ensuring that what we say is firmly rooted in the work we do
to work with refugee and other community-based organisations, helping to enhance their legal services and learning from their experiences.” (Asylum Aid Website, http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/pages/our_aims.html, accessed on 14 April 2010)
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“The most common countries of origin are:
Iran, Somalia, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Eritrea, Uganda, Sudan, Angola, Nigeria, Turkey and Pakistan” (Asylum Aid Website, http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/data/files/publications/74/AsylumAid2007_amended.pdf, page 7, accessed on 14 April 2010)
HIV/AIDS; relocation; women
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