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. At the Centre, we welcome hundreds of refugees & asylum seekers each week from diverse backgrounds, helping them with practical…
English teacher stood in front of class

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. William Shakespeare certainly crafted a gem regarding how awful it is to lose hope in…
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‚Ķparents, grand parents, jobs, businesses, studies…