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06 Sep 2018 description

New research published into experiences of newly recognised Eritrean refugees

Today the Refugee Council, UNHCR and Scottish Refugee Council launch new research into the plight of Eritrean refugees when they are first granted refugee status in the UK.

11 Oct 2016 description
report Refugee Council

A court has ruled that Eritreans who have fled the country face real danger on return.

The ruling directly contradicts the UK Government’s view that many Eritreans arriving in the UK are not in need of international protection.

31 Aug 2016 description

by Lin Taylor | @linnytayls | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:17 GMT

LONDON, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Alan, a British foster parent, first took in a teenager who had fled poverty and political repression in Eritrea, the boy was so scarred by his journey to the UK that he barely spoke.

Read the full article on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

22 Jan 2016 description
report Refugee Council

An explosive new independent report has slammed guidelines used by the Government as the basis for decision making on asylum claims from Eritreans as ‘misleading and biased’.

Home Office officials who make decisions on asylum claims rely on Country of Origin Information (COI) and Country Guidance Information (CGI) in order to help them assess whether or not people are in need of refugee protection.

06 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:47 GMT

By Tom Esslemont

LONDON, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When 16-year-old Alem fled his home country, Eritrea, in February of this year he never imagined he would be heading for a new life in Britain.

Read the full article on AlertNet

13 Mar 2015 description
report Refugee Council

A warm welcome for child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees flee to Britain escaping war and persecution. They have often experienced significant trauma; including witnessing the death of a loved one or suffering abuse or exploitation themselves.

Unsurprisingly, child refugees are usually extremely frightened and completely bewildered when they arrive on British shores.