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Influential Refugees: Rita Ora

  Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today.  Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also […]

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Influential Refugees: Karl Marx

  Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today.  Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also […]

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Influential Refugees: Isabel Allende

  Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today. Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also […]

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The important people in my life – Erdi’s Story

  What is it like for young people who arrive in the UK alone, without their family?  This moving article was written by Erdi, one of the young boys who attend our projects. He speaks about the difficulties of being in the UK without his family, and the impact that people such as his social worker have had […]

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Influential Refugees: Alek Wek

Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today. Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also the […]

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Influential Refugees: Sigmund Freud

  Being a refugee should not be seen as something that limits you. It should be seen as a testament to what you have endured to get to where you are today. Our ‘Influential Refugees’ series aims to demonstrate not only the range of people who can find themselves in need of asylum, but also […]

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A collection of images featuring some of the Chickpea Sisters and their work.

Chickpea Sisters: Making change through food

Chickpea Sisters: Making change through food   Now a successful catering company who are working on releasing their first cookbook, the Chickpea Sisters evolved from a CARAS run weekly cooking class for refugee and migrant women. Socially isolated women who were new to the country met once a week to share recipes from around the world, then […]

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Visitors view artworks by refugee children during the Newton Abbot showing of the 'From Syria with Love' exhibition.

Understanding the experiences of refugees through art: ‘From Syria with Love’

Our communications intern Daniel Carter takes a look at the recent independent art exhibition ‘From Syria with Love’, and how it can help us to understand the experiences of modern day refugees.   We often hear in the news of world-famous artist’s making thought-provoking statements on contemporary politics (Banksy’s latest artwork, depicting the poor treatment […]

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Refugees and asylum seekers in the news in 2015

By Hugh Mcdonnell  Both here in the UK and internationally, 2015 has been a turbulent year with regard to migration issues. As such, we thought it worthwhile to reflect on some of the year’s events and developments in media coverage, government policy, and challenges to the status quo as it impacts on refugees and asylum seekers. […]

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