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.
Sep 27, 2020Bangladesh is hosting more than one million Rohingya, a mainly Muslim minority community who are stateless, most of whom fled following a wave of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017. “More than three years have elapsed. Regrettably, not a single Rohingya could be repatriated. The problem was created by Myanmar, and its solution must […]
Sep 26, 2020