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DW: Interview with Ahmad al-Rashid

In the wake of the tragedy last week in which 39 people lost their lives in a human traficking incident, former Refugees at Home guest, and current trustee, Ahmad al-Rashid, has been talking to the media about his own experiences traveling to the UK. Ahmad fled Syria in 2013, and came to Britain in 2015, and he [...]

October 26th, 2019|

VICE: LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers Are Being Forced into Homelessness

In this moving piece, VICE looked into the plight of the 2,000 LGBTQ+ asylum seekers who come into the UK every year because they are being persecuted for their sexual orientation. Among them was Refugees at Home guest Faraj, who fled Syria and was quickly granted asylum here, only to be made homeless by the Home Office. Faraj is now being hosted in Cambridge and is studying to be a professional chef – and he tells his story alongside those of others in a similar position. You can read the full article here, or it is reproduced below. […]

October 10th, 2019|

Lancashire Telegraph: Can you house a refugee for free?

In an attempt to find more hosts in the North West, Refugees at Home co-founder Sara Nathan spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph earlier last month. Sara explains the benefits of hosting in an article that sets out why so many of our guests might be moved into the East Lancashire region. You can read the article here, or scroll down to see it reproduced in full. […]

October 10th, 2019|