Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed. CRAN status

The asylum package provides easy access to asylum and resettlement datasets for the UK, published by the Home Office.

The current release uses the most recent data from June 2023.


Install the released version of asylum from CRAN:


Alternatively, you can install the development version from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


To calculate the number of applications from Afghanistan awaiting a decision, as of the latest quarter:

#> Warning: package 'dplyr' was built under R version 4.2.3
#> Attaching package: 'dplyr'
#> The following objects are masked from 'package:stats':
#>     filter, lag
#> The following objects are masked from 'package:base':
#>     intersect, setdiff, setequal, union

asylum::awaiting_decision |> 
  filter(Nationality == "Afghanistan" & Date == max(Date)) |> 
  summarise(`Total applications awaiting a decision` = sum(Applications))
#> # A tibble: 1 × 1
#>   `Total applications awaiting a decision`
#>                                      <dbl>
#> 1                                    15098

Getting help

If you encounter a clear bug, please file an issue with a minimal reproducible example on GitHub.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.