Welcome to RefugeeMap
RefugeeMap is an online collaborative Wiki providing easy and accessible information for volunteers, especially young people, working with refugees in the UK. This site seeks to gather in one place easily accessible information on refugee situations, news and policy, and volunteering opportunities around the UK.
This site is a work in progress, we would like this site to be a collaborative effort, built by volunteers for volunteers. We have put some basic information on, but we would like this site to grow as more and more people add their knowledge and experiences to the site. Please explore the site, enjoy, criticise and contribute!
What is a refugee?
According to the 1951 convention, a refugee is
“a person who, owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”