Penrith And Eden Refugee Network

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 ratcheted up the anti-refugee rhetoric ahead of passing the Nationality and Borders Act in April 2022.  It is doing the same as it tries to push through the Rwanda deportation scheme.


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.

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