They came across in packed boats, some were chased out of their homes by machine-gun-wielding men others and another sent here by his mom when he was just six.
Now refugees have described escaping their war-torn countries to find safety and freedom on British soil.
The British Red Cross traveled up and down the country during Refugee Week to give a voice to asylum seekers who owe this country so much.
They heard how Mohammed crossed treacherous seas in a small boat crammed with 50 people, while Henry, a 93-year-old Jewish German, came to the UK as a child on the kinder transport.
When Marzia left Afghanistan she was a court judge and in Kenya, Jacob was a professional footballer.
Whether in Liverpool, Bristol, London, Glasgow or Oldham, these people have all experienced the immense challenge of moving to a new country, growing up among unfamiliar cultures and creating a new life from nothing.
The resettlement of refugees has long been a part of British history and in a series of intimate conversations, they tell of their impressions of their new home and hopes for the future.
Jan 17, 2018The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, US officials said. Donald Trump has not made a final decision but appears more […]
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