Young refugees and asylum seekers in Greater London vulnerability to problematic drug use

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Statementcompiled by Kamlesh Patel...[] ; edited by Jane Fountain. Final report.
ContributionsPatel, Kamlesh., Fountain, Jane., Mayor of London., Greater London Alcohol and Drug Alliance., University of Central Lancashire. Centre for Ethnicity and Health.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 240 p.
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16214568M
ISBN 101852616474

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‘Refugee’ means an asylum seeker whose claim has been successful. Who are London’s asylum seekers and where are they. There are currently at least asylum seekers in London. The most common countries of origin are Albania (), Nigeria (), Iran (), Pakistan () and Iraq ().

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