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Category: Refugee Stories

The mythical ‘refugee crisis’

The Government claims that the UK has resettled more refugees that any other EU country. However, this figure only refers to a limited, specific UN resettlement scheme and only represents six
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Kindertransport statue commemorates arrival of Jewish child refugees in Harwich

“It saved my life,” explained Bob Kirk, 97, who arrived in Harwich from Germany aged 13 in May 1939. “It gave me the possibility of a new life and a
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Crowborough welcomes Ukrainian refugees

This small East Sussex town is hosting more than 50 Ukranian  refugees. There’s a pop-up café run by the local church, free English classes, and a Facebook group with 401
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10,000 Afghan refugees still living in hotels

Around 10,00 Afghan refugees are still living in hotels, according to a BBC Newsnight investigation.   100 Afghans are being accommodated in a hotel with leaking rooms and poor standards
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Young refugees share their stories of seeking sanctuary in the UK

https://www.instagram.com/p/CfHQFStliGv/ Laura from Burundi and Anaelle.   https://www.instagram.com/p/CfJMO5ZF3tP/  Amir arrived in the UK from Afghanistan last year.   https://www.instagram.com/p/CfMIK7JFgLM/ Ahmed thanks all the people who have helped him since he
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Home from home

Children’s writer Michael Morpurgo has recently spoken on BBC Radio 4’s A Point of View about the importance of welcoming refugees. The grandson of a Belgian who settled in this
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About me

I am a writer and former journalist who volunteers with a refugee charity. I am convinced that, as a country, we need to welcome refugees. My inspiration comes from my
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