Who is a Refugee?
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence.
In Britain a refugee is a person whose application for asylum has been approved.
Who is an Asylum Seeker?
An asylum seeker is someone who has submitted an application for asylum to the United Kingdom authorities and is still waiting for a decision on whether this will be granted.
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Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate
Asylum Support Tribunal Guidance
7 Millstone lane,
Phone: (0116) 261 6200
Refugees & Asylum Seekers Advice Project
Epic House (third floor)
Lower Hill Street, Leicester
Phone: (0116) 299 9800
Refugee Housing Association
Active Community Centre
2nd Floor, 9 Newarke Street,
Phone: (0116) 257 4000
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