You have 29 days left to listen to our colleague Habib Rezaie’s thought of the day on BBC Radio Leicester (from 40’41”). This is part of an exciting new initiative: a month-long pop-up internet radio station called Sanctuary Radio (#sanctuaryradio) where young asylum seekers … Continue reading Thought of the day: Habib Rezaie on BBC radio
By Khadija Abbasi It was an autumn night in Mazar-e Sharif. We were all sitting around the sofra [i], having dinner. Ehsan, my 14-year old brother, cracked a joke by telling us about his friend who had been deported from Bandar-e Kabul, the … Continue reading Leaving home always happens tomorrow
By Rachel Humphris, University of Birmingham Whatever their reason for being in the UK, if a child or young person is not a British or European Economic Area (EEA) citizen, they need permission to stay in the country. They are … Continue reading Unaccompanied children and adulthood: categories and more categories
Semhar Haile reflects on what’s missing from media coverage of the refugee crisis, and on how simplistic representations perpetuate old stereotypes about the global south. The ‘refugee crisis’ is one of the most talked about topic at the moment. In fact, many people … Continue reading What we don’t say about the refugee crisis?
Gullivan Zada speaks about the situation of refugee children in the UK, the risks of destitution, and what people can do to help them. The talk was given at the event Music without Borders: An event in solidarity with refugees, 11 October 2015, … Continue reading Refugees and solidarity in Leicester
Semhar Haile imagines Henri’s reply to the letter of his friend George. Henri writes about memories and hopes – in the midst of his journey to Afghanistan Dear George, How wonderful to hear from you. I am currently in Italy, waiting for an … Continue reading En route to Afghanistan
Habib Rezaie imagines what Henri, British refugee in Iran, would reply to the letter of his friend George Karaj, 14 October 2030 Dear Henri, It is great to hear from you as I was worried about your situation in the … Continue reading A letter from George, British refugee in Iran
Joanna Wilding, University of Brighton As the refugee crisis continues to dominate headlines around the world, local authorities in Britain are in dispute with the government over the funding they receive for the care of unaccompanied children seeking asylum. They … Continue reading Revealed: asylum seeker children face welfare lottery on arrival in Britain