Refugee

9.26.19

LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers Are Being Forced into Homelessness

Almost 2,000 people seek asylum in the UK each year after being persecuted for their sexual orientation. Meanwhile, the Home Office's rate of refusing their claims is increasing.

8.29.19

This Is the New Face of Climate Change

By 2050, climate change will displace an estimated 150 to 300 million people worldwide.

6.27.19

The Problem with Eating Like a Refugee for a Week

Humanitarian charity Concern Worldwide's "Ration Challenge" asks fundraisers to spend a week eating the supply packs provided to refugees. But does it undermine the scale of the crisis?

3.13.19

We Caught Up with the Syrian Refugee Who Spent Seven Months Trapped in an Airport

Hassan Al-Kontar was granted asylum in Canada, but says he still feels like the loneliest man in the world.

1.7.19

'Displaced Dishes' Shares the Recipes of Refugees in Greece's Second Largest Camp

Sometimes, remembering favourite dishes, arguing over ingredients, and telling their stories is as close as the refugees get to home.

8.28.18

The Syrian Refugee Who Found His Sexuality in Berlin

For most of his adult life, Bahri has wanted to be a sex slave. But he was only able to live out his fetish after his family fled Syria and moved to Berlin.

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3.20.18

We Met the Australians Trying to Prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi For War Crimes

As Myanmar's state counsellor, the lawyers allege she's directly responsible for more than one million Rohingya people fleeing the country.

3.7.18

The Woman Behind International Women's Day Was a Refugee and a Socialist

Theresa Malkiel came to New York as a teen after fleeing anti-Semitic violence in Russia. Eighteen years later, she founded Women's Day, the forerunner of IWD.

12.13.17

Photographs of Daily Life in an Overcrowded Refugee Camp

About 1,500 people live in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. One of them documented his life there for a month.

10.20.17

'Happy End' Follows a Calais Family Who Don't Care About the Migrant Crisis

Michael Haneke's new film looks at apathy and detachment through the eyes of a family that's falling apart.

3.14.17

From Calais Gas Stove to London Kitchen: A Syrian Refugee Chef’s Story

Imad Alarnab owned two restaurants in Damascus before being forced to flee for Europe, where he spent two months in a Calais camp cooking with one knife and a tiny stove. Now in London, he wants to share the food of his homeland.

2.7.17

This Iraqi Refugee Family Makes Cambodia’s Best Baba Ghanouj

Muna, her husband, and five sons fled their war torn hometown of Fallujah for Cambodia two years ago. Now in Phnom Penh, the family runs a restaurant recreating traditional Iraqi dishes with a makeshift oven and improvised ingredients.

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