Refugee Week 2023 poster with smiling children

Refugee Week visit to St Christopher’s Prep School, Hove

‘Thank you for coming in yesterday. The children really enjoyed your session and we’ve raised lots of awareness and money for Care4Calais which is wonderful.’ Rhona Sykens, Year 5 teacher, 23 June 2023   For the past two years, the children and parents at St Christopher’s Prep School have collected donations for Refugee Week and spent …

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An illustration of Jewish migrants arriving from Russia and Poland in the late 19th or early 20th century (The History of London)

Carrying the past

When I’m talking to friends and acquaintances from war-torn countries, I don’t ask why or how they escaped. After many months, one friend shows me a video of their bombed home in Damascus. A young man I’ve just met alludes to a nightmarish journey through Libya. Others never say a word to me. Most refugees …

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Eight Years Stuck on the Suez Canal

Shortly after being freed from the banks of the Suez Canal on 29th March, the Ever Given was impounded with its crew still aboard. But it’s not the first time a cargo ship has been prevented from leaving the waterway. My article published in Delayed Gratification magazine in March 2021.

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