What is the difference between a refugee and an asylum seeker and also similarities. According to MAD differences 2017, Asylum seekers are people who are not in danger or have to leave their country, but instead want to move to move for a change. Refugees are people who are forced to leave their country because their life's could be in danger. This relates to the book, "The other side of truth". This is because Sade and Femi left their home country because their life's are in danger. They are travelling to the UK and can apply as asylum seekers or refugees. This decision depends on Mrs Bankole (money is the only thing she cares about) although uncle Dele can make his decision as well. They should apply Sade and Femi as refugees and this is because refugees are very likely to be accepted and can stay permanently in the UK for as long as they like.
Maliha Khan works as an EAL (English as an additional language) teacher and mentor for secondary students who need help with their English. He said that he taught a boy named Yousef (not the boy’s real name). The boy was eight years old and lived with his parents and his younger brother. He used to work at a garage to support his family and used to go to school twice a week. His father was killed in front of his eyes and his mother and brother ran away and lived with another family. The mother stayed and told her sons to run far away. Yousef left everything behind and ran with his little brother because of evil killers. He went on a journey to seek refugee and on the way the killers killed Yousef younger brother but Yousef escaped. Later he arrived in the UK and joined a school. The boy had no knowledge and did not know English. He was alone, no friends or family. Maliha Khan taught English and the boy also passed his GCSEs. Yousef has now been accepted to two universities and wants to become a pharmacist. This connects to the book, “The other side of truth”, because Sade and Femi left their country to seek refugees. This is because their mother was killed and therefore their life’s were in danger. Their mother was killed as a warning to their father to not write newspaper because their father was writing the truth of what the government was up to.
Agreements and terms for refugees and asylum seekers to come to the UK. According to the Redcross 2017, there is an estimate of 65 million people around the world who had to leave their country to be safe. There is also an estimate of 118,995 refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Refugees are entitled to bring their families with them to the UK because of their situation. They are proven to the authorities that if they return their life's are at risk. On the other hand asylum seekers needs to prove why they should stay within the UK. This connects to the book, "The other side of truth". This is because Sade and Femi had to leave their country because their life's were at risk, therefore their uncle Dele could apply them as refugees and their father could also join them. Mrs. Bankhole cares more about money then Sade and Femi and therefore will not apply them as an asylum seekers but instead do something that will cost less money.
This article provides facts and figures of refugees when coming to the UK. According to BBC 2015, the estimated amount of refugees the government will allow in the UK will be 20,000 by 2020. The UK will only accept refugees if they need medical, life at risk and survivors. When refugees are pass the criterion they have to stay for five years and live life like anyone else. They are no longer refugees and can stay permanently. This connects to the book, "The other side of truth". This is because Sade and Femi were forced to leave their country because their mother was killed and their father's life could be at risk and so can Sade and Femi life be at risk. They fit the criterion and therefore should apply as refugees.