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The real story – facts and figures


Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Asylum seekers and refugees, who’s who

The facts about asylum

Refugees and asylum seekers are ordinary people facing extraordinary struggles

Six decades of Britain’s refugees: The stories of people who’ve fled to the UK


Youth & Schools Resources


How to teach … about refugees

Understanding the terms refugees, migration and asylum seekers

Teaching resources for different age category

Presentations, lesson plans and activities to help to educate students about the international refugee crisis

Schools of Sanctuary: Giving a Warm Welcome

Creative Expression Workshops in School: Prevention Programs for Immigrant and Refugee Children


Refugees & Climate change


Climate change ‘will create world’s biggest refugee crisis’

Some families and communities have already started to suffer from disasters and the consequences of climate change

By the end of the century, climate change may drive 660,000 additional asylum seekers per year toward Europe


Famous refugees


Refugees to Europe have thrived and positively contributed to their new homes

Dancing their way to freedom: 4 great Soviet ballet defectors

12 celebrities you didn’t realize were refugees

Syrian refugee artist: How coming to UK changed my life


Liverpool as a city of sanctuary (up to World War II 1800 – 1950)



Irish Migration in to Liverpool in the 19th Century

Irish Immigration to and from Liverpool (UK)

Liverpool And The Great Hunger

Stories from the Liverpool’s people in the second war world

The Evacuation of Liverpool: During World War II approximately 130,000 people were evacuated away from Merseyside

Tens of thousands of ‘child migrants’ were sent abroad after the war

They are the heart-breaking letters written by parents who knew they would never see their beloved children again


 Refugees & Sport


Rio 2016 refugee team: Meet the athletes whose stories have inspired the world

Meet the refugee footballer who’s just signed a professional contract with Sheffield United

Dejan Lovren: ‘I know what refugees are going through – give them a chance


News Reports


Saving refugees in the Mediterranean Sea

Rare look at life inside Lesbos’ Moria refugee camp

World leaders are spectacularly failing refugees

Refugee families fleeing war-torn Middle East and Africa arrive in Knowsley

Why does Middlesbrough have the most asylum seekers?

How do you live on £36.95 a week? Asylum seekers on surviving on their allowance


 Positive Stories


The moment I felt at home: refugees tell their stories

I regained my confidence and ultimately found a job

Refugee-made products on display for first time ever at the world’s biggest trade fair

Women refugees: stories of success and survival in Britain

Refugees Got Talent




‘One World To Share’ ~ our song celebrating Refugee Week sung by St. Teresa’s Primary School.

Europe’s Refugee Crisis Explained

Who is a Refugee?

Who is an Asylum Seeker?

Who is a Migrant?

Refugee Life: Through a Child’s Eyes