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Maggie O'Neill

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422231

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422231.001.0001

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Refused asylum seekers, destitution, poverty and social networks

Refused asylum seekers, destitution, poverty and social networks

(p.233) Eight Refused asylum seekers, destitution, poverty and social networks
Asylum, migration and community

Maggie O'Neill

Policy Press

This chapter considers the refused asylum seekers and discusses destitution, poverty, and social networks. It begins with a discussion of the European policy context and the status of destitution in the UK. The chapter ends with a section on some asylum seekers who do not return for voluntary assisted return due to fear of persecution and those who do not receive support from the state. Several excerpts of personal accounts are provided as well.

Keywords:   refused asylum seekers, European policy context, destitution, UK, voluntary assisted return, persecution, poverty, social networks

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