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Asylum: Uganda

Question for Home Office

UIN 181138, tabled on 17 April 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safe and legal routes her Department has made available to the UK for asylum seekers from Uganda who identify as LGBT.

Answered on

26 April 2023

The UK has a proud history of supporting refugees. Since 2015, we have offered just under half a million people safe and legal routes into the UK.

The UK made a generous resettlement offer, with worldwide displacement now standing at around 100 million people, we are unable to make routes available for every eventuality.

The UK continues to welcome refugees and people in need through existing resettlement schemes which include the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS), Community Sponsorship, the Mandate Resettlement Scheme, and the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS).

Referrals for the UKRS, Community Sponsorship, Mandate Resettlement and Pathway 2 of the ACRS are assessed and submitted by UNHCR. These assessments are based on people’s needs and vulnerabilities and the UK does not seek to influence which cases are referred by UNHCR.

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