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National Geographic Out of Eden Walk. Scottish Refugee Council. Frequently asked questions - refugees in Scotland. Please take a look at our dedicated page 'I am a woman' for refugee and asylum seeking women.

Frequently asked questions - refugees in Scotland

If you want to meet other women living in the Glasgow area and make new friends, you can join a women’s group. Some of the groups you may wish to consider are detailed below. Unity Women’s Drop In. Refugee organisations in Scotland. Support on your doorstep Get involved in your local community Adapting to life in Scotland can be difficult for asylum seekers and refugees.

Refugee organisations in Scotland

Advice services for asylum seeker and refugee in Scotland. Independent advocacy is at the heart of our services for refugees and people in the asylum process.

Advice services for asylum seeker and refugee in Scotland

Our current services include: Refugee Integration Service Our caseworkers in the Refugee Integration Service work with new refugees and family members of refugees reunited in Scotland to assist them in integrating into the country. We assist people granted Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection, or Discretionary Leave to Remain to learn about and access their rights and entitlements. World leaders are spectacularly failing refugees. 04 Oct 2016, 01:49pm This Afghan family have been living in the old airport of Elliniko, Athens for five months.

World leaders are spectacularly failing refugees

Golroz (right) is six month pregnant © Giorgos Moutafis/Amnesty International Refugees are people who have had to flee their country because of war or persecution. GA CPDImmigrationFlowchart. Refugee facts and figures. We’re all familiar with the scare stories about asylum seekers ‘flooding’ the UK.

Refugee facts and figures

But how do these tales of mass invasion stand up against the statistical data? Have a look at some facts and figures. How many people in the UK are asylum seekers? There are an estimated 60 million people throughout the world who have been forced to flee their homes. Refugee & Asylum Policy. Statistics. EU migration: Crisis in graphics. Image copyright Getty Images More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, sparking a crisis as countries struggled to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling people.

EU migration: Crisis in graphics

The vast majority arrived by sea but some migrants have made their way over land, principally via Turkey and Albania. Winter has not stemmed the flow of people - with 135,711 people reaching Europe by sea since the start of 2016, according to the UNHCR. 1. Which countries are migrants from? Syrian refugee crisis: why has it become so bad? The Syrian war has been going on for four years, but only in 2015 has Europe woken up to the flow of Syrian refugees.

Syrian refugee crisis: why has it become so bad?

It is hard to find definitive reasons, but conversations with Syrians across the migration trail and a survey of recently available data suggest a mixture of the following. Firstly, the war is not getting any better. Research.