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Encountering Hate Crime under lockdown: a refugee’s story

Encountering Hate Crime under lockdown: a refugee’s story

After receiving their leave to remain and becoming refugees this family was moved to a new house in a new area. It was at the beginning of lockdown and they didn’t know anyone there. They had never encountered problems before so they were shocked when the...
Encountering Hate Crime under lockdown: a refugee’s story

Fleeing torture and persecution

In this powerful blog, a refugee father shares his harrowing experience of being persecuted and tortured in Turkey. He was working as a university psychology lecturer when the regime declared him a ‘traitor’ and imprisoned him. After fleeing to Greece, he...
Encountering Hate Crime under lockdown: a refugee’s story

IT ALL STARTED BECAUSE OF A FACE MASK

‘Remember the assignments are due to be submitted on or before 11.59pm this Friday’. ‘Mum, mum, has your appointment been cancelled?’ it was the voice of my daughter that brought me back from dreamworld to reality. I jolted awake. ‘Oh my God, what must have happened,...
Encountering Hate Crime under lockdown: a refugee’s story

TAKE ME BACK TO THE DAYS

Poem by FUNMILAYO OLANIYAN Funmi wrote this to express her sense of loss and disconnection under lockdown. She was a headteacher in a Nigerian school before she came to the UK and has worked hard since she arrived, becoming active and deeply involved in lots of...