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.
Nov 15, 2018Hundreds of thousands of Muslim-majority Rohingya who fled Myanmar, citing rape, murder and arson, will not be forcibly repatriated, Bangladesh’s Rohingya Relief and Repatriation Commissioner has said. “No one will be forced back to Myanmar,” Abul Kalam told Al Jazeera. Bangladesh is scheduled to send back an initial group of 2,260 Rohingya from 485 families, in […]
Nov 05, 2018