Get to know the newcomers, activists and volunteers we met in Athens, Berlin and London, as they share their personal experiences of refuge, welcome and the digital city.
When our family was travelling the world in 2016-17, we read a lot about the refugee crisis and we wanted to do something. So we got in touch with Refugees at Home and have hosted a refugee and an asylum seeker over the past few years. Reza actually stayed with us for about 18 or 20 months while he got settled and saved enough money to move forward on his own.
Practical support is as important as policy because it’s something you can do right now. People can open doors to their homes, provide food, provide shelter. It’s obviously not going to solve the problem, but already you're just making a massive impact on somebody's life just by giving them a warm, safe environment in which to live for a period of time. I think that's really important.