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'Scandal' of the refugees with talents that are going to waste Thousands of professionals under-employed
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The Herald - Glasgow (UK)
Author: Cowie, Eleanor
Date: Mar 14, 2005
Start Page: 5
Section: News
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QUALIFIED refugees are being ignored for jobs in their own profession in the UK, resulting in a "scandalous waste" of their skills, it is claimed today.

A report by the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (Cara) estimated there were 1500 doctors, dentists, and other health workers living as refugees in Britain.

John Akker, Cara's executive secretary, said: "This is not only a waste, it is a scandal that more is not done, given that often the applications that Cara receives for support are from people with skills in areas where we are crying out for key workers.

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