NICRAS – the Northern Ireland Community of Refugees & Asylum Seekers – launched its 2018 Refugee Week in the City Hall on Monday.
NICRAS supports the integration process of refugees and asylum seekers into local communities throughout Northern Ireland and raises awareness of the issues, problems and difficulties faced by refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.
There are thought to be around 200 applications for asylum each year and around the same number of refugees seeking to settle in Northern Ireland.
Asylum seekers come from countries around the world that are experiencing war,
conflict and human rights abuses. In Northern Ireland, asylum applicants are most
commonly from China, Somalia, Sudan, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
The Workers Party was represented at the NICRAS Refugee Week launch by Lily Kerr.
Link to NICRAS website: http://www.nicras.btck.co.uk/