MCRC has a reference library which includes reports on minority ethnic communities in NI and best practice research from elsewhere.
For a full list of empirical studies on ethnic minorities in NI refer to: Connolly, P (2002) 'Race' and Racism in Northern Ireland: a Review of the Research Evidence, published by OFMDFM available at: www.research.ofmdfmni.gov.uk/publications.htm
Some files below are in PDF format. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to access these.
Forced to Flee (3rd edition)
New edition of the widely acclaimed FAQ guide on refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.
Against a background of disquiet over the Home Office's new arrangements for arresting and detaining many asylum seekers to Northern Ireland, the Refugee Action Group has produced this updated response to questions on asylum frequently asked by journalists, politicians, community activists, teachers and members of the public.
Endorsed by the NUJ and distributed to all its members in Northern Ireland, previous editions of this guide have played an important part in educating the Northern Ireland public about this important issue.
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The Orientation Pack for Northern Ireland for people from the Accession countries (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland)
The Orientation Pack is an invaluable resource for both migrant workers and service providers. It clearly outlines rights and entitlements for migrant workers on issues including housing, employment, social security benefits, health services, education and provides helpful additional information on transport, car insurance, setting up a bank account and so on.
Download PDF pack in English
Download PDF pack in Polish
Forced to Flee (2nd edition): Frequently asked questions about refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland
How many asylum seekers are there in Northern Ireland? What is the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee? Why do people come here? Where do they come from?
To provide the answers to these and many more questions, the Refugee Action Group has produced the 2nd edition of Forced to Flee: frequently asked questions about refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland.
This information guide on refugee issues aims to deliver the facts - not the myths - about asylum in Northern Ireland, so fostering a more welcoming climate here for refugees. Copies are available from Amnesty International, Centre for Global Education and Multi-Cultural Resource Centre.
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Fermanagh: Other Voices
Holder, D & Lanao, M (2003)
A meeting with Women of the World a rural women's minority ethnic community group in Fermanagh
Women of the World / MCRC
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In Other Words?
Mapping minority ethnic languages in Northern Ireland
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Forced to Flee (1st edition): Frequently asked questions about refugees and asylum seekers in Northern Ireland
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NI: A Place of Refuge?
Asylum Seekers and Refugees in NI
McVeigh, R (2002)
Published by the Refugee Action Group
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Download Executive Summary Translations:
Albanian (DOC, 120K)
Arabic (PDF, 104K)
Bengali (PDF, 80K)
Chinese (simplified) (PDF, 156K)
Russian (DOC, 36K)
Urdu (PDF, 224K)
Relatório Sobre Trabalhadores
Experiences of Portuguese Migrant Workers in NI
Soares, A (2002)
Bilingual English and Portuguese
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Mid Ulster: Other Voices
A listening session with a rural ethnic community in 2002
Holder, D & Lanao, M (2002)
Booklet copies available
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30 Years Seen But Not Heard
A listening session with the Bangladeshi (Sylheti) community in NI
Holder, D (2001)
Written report and as Sylheti audiotape (limited copies)
View internet edition (HTML)
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Stress, Culture and the Management of Diabetes
Greer, E (2001)
Report in NI's first seminar on diabetes and ethnic minorities
Written report, also as Hindi audiotape - copies and tapes available
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