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The Success of Refugee Week Scotland and their Opening Concert
June 13th, 2012

Refugee Week Scotland and Fife’s Fence records held a “special label” showcase to mark the opening of Refugee Week Scotland 2012. The launch at the Refugee Week Scotland festival hub took place on Monday 18th June and was deemed a fantastic success. This year it was not only supported by the Scottish Government but also […]

Muamba: Symbol of refugee struggle and success
May 9th, 2012

The plight of footballer Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest while on the pitch on Sunday, has brought his dramatic life story into public view, says Sunder Katwala,Director of British Future. The article was published on the British Future website on 22 March 2012 “Joy as Muamba says first word” reads the Daily Star […]

InterACT: Bringing Communities Together Through Social Action
May 2nd, 2012

In the run up to Refugee Week, Leila, Project Coordinator of InterACT at the Citizenship Foundation, talks about the ways in which the project successfully brings communities together. InterACT brings together 16-25 year old asylum seekers and refugees with local young people to tackle issues they care about. The project enhances community spirit by building […]

Unsung Heroes of London 2012
March 3rd, 2012

The focus of Refugee Week this year was on highlighting the Unsung Heroes of the Olympics – refugees working behind the scenes to make it happen, and who make everyday contributions in their communities around the UK. Below are the stories from Cynthia, Kolbassia, Téa and Luka- who were the four we chose to feature […]