Rob Green and Nick Hanrahan on the Refugee Crisis
In this episode of our BCYS Voices series, we are led in discussion by young people who have experience working and walking with refugees, in their difficult journey to find safety and a home.
Rob, originally from Romford, volunteered in a refugee camp in Greece. Since then he has been involved in several charities which support refugees in the UK. He also works at the Campion School, as a Learning Support Assistant.
Nick, originally from Manchester, works for the Jesuit Refugee Service UK (https://www.jrsuk.net) as their Community Outreach Officer. They serve almost 1,000 refugees in the UK, either through their Day Centre in Wapping, East London, or in immigration detention centres which are found across the country. Nick’s role is to raise awareness of both the issues facing refugees in the UK, and what the JRS is doing to support them.
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Here you can watch a conversation with Baisrat, a refugee friend of the JRS, about how the charity has been able to help her during lockdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5Zvb…
If you would be interested in volunteering for any of the charities Rob or Nick are involved in, feel free to email [email protected] and we can connect you if appropriate.
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