Nowhere to Go

Chris Page investigates the issues faced by asylum seekers who arrive in Belfast and how their plight affects and reflects society.

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Mon 29 Dec 2014 18:05

Most of them think they're in London or Paris when they first arrive in Belfast

But hundreds of asylum seekers want to make Northern Ireland their home. Some are caught between not being able to stay legally and not being able to return to countries with despotic regimes. With no right to work and minimal rights to benefits, these people live hand-to-mouth relying on food vouchers and the kindness of strangers. Chris Page investigates the scale of the issue and its impact on society. 

Reporter               Chris Page

Producer               Peter Coulter

Exec producer     Adam Smyth