Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Facts about Refugees

There is a huge amount of misinformation in the media about refugees and asylum seekers. The UK government is ratcheting up the anti-refugee rhetoric as it tries to pass the Nationality and Borders Bill. The Bill is cruel and costly, and would effectively end people’s right to seek sanctuary in the UK.

Please read our fact sheets, and get talking to friends and family about the true reasons people come to the UK, which are to seek protection from persecution, war and violence. The rhetoric coming from our Government often misrepresents the situation of these desperate people, inflaming negativity and hate crime.

Do what you can to share true information about refugees and asylum seekers.

Facts about Refugees

The Nationality and Borders Bill

Mythbusters February 2022