‘In my country, I feared the war. But here I feared the Home Office’: Asylum seekers speak on the UK refugee process

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“Refugees Are Human Beings” by FreedomHouse is marked with CC PDM 1.0 Content notice: this article contains mention of sexual assault and suicide, which some readers may find disturbing. Over 100 stories of women who sought asylum in the UK only to face more hardship have been compiled in a report published in 2020 by Women for Refugee Women (WRW) — a UK-based organization aimed at empowering women refugees. The WRW determined that 44 percent of asylum-seeking women face homelessness, 95 percent face hunger, and many are vulnerable to abuse in the UK. More specifically, 32 of 106 women said th…

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