Every quarter we publish the most up to date Asylum Stats on the Blog. (We’ve usually stolen the content from Refugee Council via Asylum Matters).
What these numbers sometimes lack is a sense of context, and where they fit into the bigger narratives of migration, historical context, and issues experienced by people from particular countries.
Each year the Migration Observatory in Oxford update their briefing on Asylum and Refuge in the UK which provides just this context. In their words
“This briefing sets out key facts and figures, as well as information gaps, relating to asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. It looks at overall numbers, characteristics of asylum seekers, and outcomes of asylum applications.”
If you know anyone who’s trying to get a handle on asylum in the UK this is a great place to start