Monthly Archives: June 2018


Jewish Chronicle – Meet the refugees who sought sanctuary with Jewish volunteers

The Jewish Chronicle this week featured the Muslim guests with Jewish hosts that our charity has paired together. From Pinner to Acton, Jewish hosts have been a key part of Refugees at Home’s work, and here they talk about their relationship with their Muslim guests – from understanding laws about food to creating environments to pray. You can read the full story here in the Jewish Chronicle, or it is reproduced below.  […]

June 25th, 2018|

Huffington Post – What I’ve Learned From Hosting A Refugee

Conservative MP Margot James, one of our wonderful hosts, read about Refugees at Home in a newspaper and wanted to get involved. A little over a year later, she has welcomed Reza*, an Iranian, into her home, and helped him find his feet as he builds a new life in the UK. You can read more about her story on the Huffington Post, or read below for the full article.  […]

June 20th, 2018|

S – Host

I can understand that if there are no other men in the household that women may feel reluctant to invite a male stranger into their home, however in my experience you are getting someone who is: -very grateful to be invited into your home and will behave with impeccable manners and be eager to fit in [...]

June 19th, 2018|

MO – Guest

To S (at Refugees at Home): Thank you for accepting my application and my referral, considering the high demand for hosts in London and the fact that I was fining it quite difficult to find a suitable place, you helped me find one, I really do appreciate your help. Your Scheme has also helped me to [...]

June 12th, 2018|

Forbes – True Grit: Lessons in Life from Areej Osman, Sudanese Refugee

Areej Osman has been both a guest, and a volunteer, for Refugees at Home. She spoke to Forbes about her experiences coming to the UK, how we helped her, and the work she now does to give back. You can read the full interview with Emma Zangs on Forbes’ website, or reproduced below… […]

June 12th, 2018|

Birkbeck teams up with Refugees at Home

Naureen Abubacker, coordinator of the Compass Project at Birkbeck, writes about the College’s partnership with charity Refugees at Home, which matches people with spare rooms with refugees and asylum seekers in need of a place to stay. You can read the full account on Birkbeck’s website here, or read on below […]

June 12th, 2018|