We described in the introduction to this text the need for asylum and refuge in a world full of conflict, poverty and ensuing upheaval that has led, and continues to lead, to the mass displacement of millions of people. Many who are displaced or at risk leave their countries of origin to seek new and different lives elsewhere. The journeys that they have to endure, full of risk and uncertainty, and often arranged by people-smugglers, appear to offer some hope at least of safety in countries far removed from the dangers that they have left. Yet, as we have seen over the course of this text, for those who arrive in the UK, the journey to these shores marks only the first journey of risk and uncertainty that they have to make.
KeywordsLocal Resident Host Society Mass Displacement Refugee Function Asylum Policy
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