Welcome to ICAR
The Information Centre about Asylum and Refugees (ICAR) is an independent information and research organisation based at the Runnymede Trust. To find out more see About ICAR and read the latest ICAR newsletter
ICAR has now existed for 10 years and in that time a great deal has changed in the asylum and refugee debates. There is a wide range of information now available on the subject, and a number of resources have recently formed looking at wider immigration issues.
In this time of austerity and cuts to charitable funding it has simply not been possible to raise enough money to keep the ICAR web site updated. Runnymede is optimistic about the future of research into asylum and refugee policies and will continue to pursue ICAR's mission of producing impartial information and research on these issues. However, in line with other organisations we have to think hard about how we do this.
In the meantime, the ICAR website will remain online for the coming months and Runnymede will work hard to archive material from it. Users who want to find information on the asylum and refugee fields can find high quality information on the following web sites:
General Information and Statistics:
Advice and Assistance including legal help:
- Media (mis)representation is an article in the Runnymede Spring Bulletin where Gabriela Quevedo examines negative press stereotypes of refugees and asylum seekers. Also in the Bulletin: Refugees hit by tuition fee rise by J Lee, Refugee Council.
- ICAR Focus On March 2011: Ex Foreign National Offenders
- Julie Gibbs has written 'Asylum Seekers and Refugees Face Double Hit' for the Runnymede Bulletin
- Financial Inclusion amongst New Migrants in Northern Ireland is a new research report by ICAR in collaboration with Citizens Advice Belfast, and written by Julie Gibbs. Read more
- Mapping refugee and migrant populations in the UK is a new ICAR Resource Guide written by Gabriela Quevedo, based on the Evelyn Oldfield Unit ‘Conducting Community Research' course.
- ICAR's refugee populations series features new introductory guides to Zimbabweans and Afghans in the UK, written by our interns.
- for older items see our news archive