Welcome to Researching Asylum in London (RAL). RAL is an independent database of research on refugee and asylum issues relevant to London. The aim of this project is to make research more accessible to service providers and policy-makers working in the field. The database contains summaries of research and the aims, methodology, key findings, conclusions and recommendations are easily identifiable.
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How to Search RAL
Read about our summaries and the different ways you can search the database
Explore by Refugee population
Research relating to specific refugee and asylum seeker groups in London has been organised by nationality and ethnicity into an alphabetical list The categories used by the researchers have been replicated and only those groups that have been researched are included.
A Brief history of asylum in London provides context to the research included on the RAL database. This short piece gives a basic outline of the history of refugee migration to London, focusing on settlement patterns, reception and figures.
All of the statistical information relating to the asylum seeker and refugee population in the capital that is currently available can be found in the London asylum statistics section.