In the UK, an asylum seeker is someone who has asked the government for protection because they are unsafe in their country of origin.
A refugee is someone who has received a positive decision on their asylum claim, and has been granted refugee status.
Sometimes, people receive humanitarian protection instead of refugee status. This is because they did not meet the definition of a refugee, as found in the UN Refugee Convention, but would still face a real risk of serious harm if they were to return to their country of origin.
Right to Remain’s YouTube channel contains a number of useful videos about the asylum process in multiple languages. You can find the playlists linked by language, below.
The UK Asylum Process – English
The UK Asylum Process – en español
The UK Asylum Process – Amharic አማርኛ
The UK Asylum Process – Pashto پښتو
The UK Asylum Process – Tigrinya ትግርኛ
The UK Asylum Process – en français
The UK Asylum Process – Kurdish Sorani کوردیی ناوەندی
The UK Asylum Process – Oromo Afaan Oromoo
The UK Asylum Process – Arabic العربية
If you feel there are other resources we could promote, please get in touch!
Lauren Blommel (Migration Project Coordinator)
Mobile: 07956 703682
Phone: 01642 733906