CRDC blog

The Croydon Refugee Day Centre’s latest news, updates & stories

Find out about the work we’re doing at the Croydon Refugee Day Centre, stay up to date with our latest news, and hear from the local refugees & asylum seekers we support.

  • Women refugees in Croydon holding hands

    Interviews with refugees living in Croydon

    For Refugee Week, this year themed ‘healing’, we asked the refugees visiting the Croydon Refugee Day centre questions about their views and experiences, and were deeply moved by their responses.

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  • Welcome to England sign - Arabic

    Afghanistan Crisis

    Afghanistan. There has been considerable public sympathy for the plight of Afghan nationals that have helped western forces in recent times who are now trying to flee the country.

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  • Rail of clothes

    Current Needs (see also the ‘support us’ page)

    Croydon Refugee Day Centre are delighted to receive donations of new and good second hand clothes and trainers for men, women and children.

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  • Peace Seeker: Bill from Lebanon’s story

    No one leaves home because he loves to, but because he has to. This extract is the bitter juice that I savoured from my experience ever since I had to depart my country of origin.

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  • Handwriting a refugee story

    Becoming a refugee: Rebeca from El Salvador’s story

    This story begins almost a year ago when the insecurity in our country of origin (El Salvador) and realising that our lives were in danger in our own land made us take a decision, maybe the most important one in our lives, to leave everything…parents, grand parents, jobs, businesses, studies and friends and from that moment we set foot in the UK we turned into refugees or asylum seekers.

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