Here are seven stories of some very different people who have one thing in common – they are all refugees.
We’re inviting you to ‘meet’ these people as part of Refugee Week 2019’s Simple Acts campaign.
When you’ve read their story, invite someone else to discover it too by sharing it on social media using #SimpleActs #RefugeeWeek2019
1. Author Dina Nayeri’s guardian long read, The Ungrateful Refugee: we have no debt to pay, challenges the idea that refugees should shed their old identities and be eternally thankful. Her new book by the same name will be published later this month.
2. Barca Halabieh: Theatre is a powerful platform for telling stories – as a refugee, I never thought I would use it to tell mine
3. Onjali Q Raúf’s gripping refugee tale wins the 2019 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize
4. Usman Khalid: In immigration detention I couldn’t contribute to society – now I’m out I try to remember those still locked up
5. i-D magazine: 5 stories about seeking refugee status in the UK
6. Refugee Supermodel Alek Wek – A story that inspires
via Wise Channel
7. ELLE magazine speaks to three women about what it’s like to be a refugee in Britain today
via ELLE UK