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Web Page European Council on Refugees and Exiles - 19/06/2003
ECRE is an umbrella organisation of 74 refugee-assisting agencies in 31 countries working towards fair and humane policies for the treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

Web Page Immigration and Nationality Directorate - 19/06/2003
This home office site exists to regulate entry to, and settlement in, the UK effectively in the interests of sustainable growth, and social inclusion."
In other words, if you are a returning UK citizen, a visitor to the UK, someone wishing to remain or settle in the UK or an asylum seeker, you will come into contact with IND. Offers Immigration Advice. Provides guidance on: how to choose an immigration adviser; and how to seek immigration advice.

Web Page International Refugee support website - 19/06/2003
Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced people around the world, and works to end the conditions that create displacement.Offers Advocacy taking an uncompromising rights-based approach to advocacy on behalf of refugees and displaced persons.

Web Page Intregration of Refugees - 19/06/2003
Refugeenet is the website of the EU Networks on Reception, Integration and Voluntary Repatriation of Refugees and is a source of information and ideas related to the Integration of Refugees in Europe.The aim of the EU Networks is to develop issue-oriented networks on refugee integration themes such as education, language, vocational training, health, reception and voluntary return.

Web Page Refugee Council - 19/06/2003
The Refugee Council is the largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees. It not only gives help and support, but also works with asylum seekers and refugees to ensure their needs and concerns are addressed.

Web Page Support for Refugee Doctors - 19/06/2003 focuses on all matters that concern people seeking asylum, together with a directory of hundreds of online resources relating to: asylum and refugees, conflict, country data, court cases. deportation, detention, discrimination, funding, gender, government, human rights, human trafficking, law, media, migration, policy and studies.

Web Page Woman's Commision for refugee woman and children - 19/06/2003
The Women�s Commission for Refugee Women and Children works to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and adolescents. It advocates for their inclusion and participation in programs of humanitarian assistance and protection. It provides technical expertise and policy advice to donors and organisations that work with refugees and the displaced. This organisation joins with refugee women, children and adolescents to ensure that their voices are heard from the community level to the highest councils of governments and international organisations.

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Web Page Article from BMA supporting Refugee Doctors - 19/06/2003
From BMA Article: There are at least 60 refugee doctors working around the country � we need to increase this figure. With the health service short of 10,000 GPs and at least a similar number of consultants we desperately need these doctors.

Web Page BMA Briefing paper on Refugee Doctors - 19/06/2003
Refugee doctors share the problems of all asylum seekers and refugees in the UK: forced to flee their homes, families and friends, they arrive in a new country where they are isolated by language and culture and subject to unprovoked adverse publicity. This article offers advice and information supporting the training of Refugee doctors.

Web Page Special Report from the BBC-The road to refuge - 19/06/2003
Fifty years after the adoption of the UN Convention on Refugees, the decade we live in has seen more of the world's people than ever before seeking refuge from war, persecution or disaster. This special report tells the stories behind the statistics, using first-person testimonies and in-depth interviews to trace the journey from home into exile. It asks why refugees are still fleeing, where they go, and examines how we treat them.

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Adobe Acrobat (PDF) Pdf report by Government in England on Refugee Doctors and Dentists - 19/06/2003
Report of the Working Group on Refugee Doctors and Dentists Advisory Group on Medicaland Dental Education Training and Staffing Overseas Doctors Sub-Group.

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Web Page NHS guide for Refugee Doctors - 19/06/2003
This programme is designed to assist asylum seeking and refugee doctors to become registered with the General Medical Council and thus be in a position to compete for posts in the NHS in the UK. Although, as a consequence of Glasgow having become a major dispersal centre for asylum-seekers, the programme is at present primarily active in the West of Scotland Deanery, the principles outlined apply equally throughout Scotland.

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Web Page Website promoting online communications between Refugees - 19/06/2003
The Refugees Online intensive short training course was developed by UNHCR during the Spring 2000. The course offers free training in website production and online journalism to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK who have experience of writing professionally. The aim is that skills learned during the course will enable the trainees and their organisations to communicate with and build links between refugee communities in the UK.

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Web Page Courses available Refugee Doctors in London - 19/06/2003
The Refugee Doctors Programme is located in the Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the Mile End campus of Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry. This programme aims to assist refugee doctors based in and around London to pass the tests required of overseas qualified doctors before they can practise medicine in the UK. It offers a new programme of PLAB courses and learning support for refugee doctors working towards GMC registration so that they can re-enter medical practice.

Web Page United Nations Refugee Agency - 19/06/2003
Daily news updates from the United Nations Refugee Agency Public Information Section keep you fully up to date on developments worldwide.

Web Page Useful links to websites for overseas doctors - 19/06/2003
The British Council connects people worldwide with learning opportunities and creative ideas from the UK and builds lasting relationships between the UK and other countries. Offers links to relevant websites for Refugee Doctors and Overseas Doctors including employment advice.

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