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HuffPost – Hosting A Refugee Helped Me Find My Own Place In The World

Liz Bates is one of our fabulous hosts in Birmingham. After volunteering with refugees in Belgrade, she returned home and responded to a post on Facebook looking for spare rooms in Birmingham. Now a regular host, Liz wrote for The Huffington Post about muddling through in broken English, sharing stories and using social media to track lost relatives.  Her beautiful piece gives a great insight into what we do, and you can read it in full here – or check it out below.  […]

July 13th, 2018|

VIDEO: BBC Sunday Morning Live

Refugees at Home featured on BBC's Sunday Morning Live last weekend, as guest Roudi and his hosts Vicky and Chris told their story. Roudi is from Aleppo, which has been ravaged by war. He is a doctor, attempting to begin practicing in the UK, and coming to terms with life in Greater Manchester. You can watch [...]

July 4th, 2018|

The New York Jewish Week – Not Just Somewhere Else’s Concern

Refugees at Home is a UK-based charity, but sometimes news of our work spreads around the work – and this week is one of those times. One of our wonderful hosts, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, has written for the The New York Jewish Week about hosting M, and the religious values that led to him becoming part of our R@H family. You can read the full piece here, or it is reproduced below… […]

July 4th, 2018|

Shortlist – What it’s really like to be a male refugee living in the UK in 2018

Shortlist Magazine published a wonderful feature last week on life as a young, male refugee in the UK. The piece is wide-ranging, featuring stories from an Iraqi in London, Syrians in Brighton and London, and a Tibetan asylum seeker now working to help others. The article also includes a section from Refugees at Home co-founder Sara Nathan, who adds her voice to a fascinating discussion.  The full piece, which is well worth a read, can be found here  or you can read more below.  […]

July 4th, 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|

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|

Hackney Today – 28 days later

In April Hackney Today featured Gillian Harris, one of our hosts in East London. In the piece Gillian talks about reading about the Calais Jungle and feeling the need to act, learning about Eritrean culture, and playing the role of parents in a foreign country. You can read the full article in Hackney People, out April 16, or below. […]

April 13th, 2018|

Radio Sheffield – Interview with Refugees at Home

Refugees at Home's co-founder Sara Nathan spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield's Kat Cowan last month about all things hosting. You can listen to the full recording below, or pass the interview on to someone who may be thinking about taking a refugee into their home...

April 13th, 2018|