Positive Refugee Stories

It is undeniable that we have been facing a refugee crisis in Europe – over a million people travelled here in 2015 hoping to build a new life. This year, the numbers entering are not as overwhelming, but we are still left with the challenge of how to cope with the hundreds of thousands of […]

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Oxford students volunteer in Calais Jungle

Over Easter, almost 50 students from a number of different colleges travelled to the migrant camp in Calais to offer personal and medical expertise, legal advice, translation skills and deliver donated supplies to refugees. The largest volunteer team, Oxford2Calais, included 8 lawyers, 14 medics and 15 translators who spoke Arabic, Farsi and Urdu. It is […]

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Dictionaries for Refugees: OUP helping out at Calais

Oxford University Press have made their Oxford Arabic Dictionary available to refugees and aid workers for free online. The dictionary, first published in August 2014, purports to be ‘the most authoritative English–Arabic/Arabic–English dictionary ever published’, and retails at £65.The extensive work is currently fully accessible on mobile and tablet devices, as part of an effort […]

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Refugees: Why European protectionism in the face of the refugee crisis is not only morally reprehensible but economically ill-advised

Early September in Munich, hundreds of mostly Syrian refugees arrived at the central train station cheered and welcomed by Bavarians on all sides. Images showed an instant of sincerity and humanity: timidity, hope, and fear on the faces of the arriving children, women, and men. These images went around the world, they touched our hearts […]

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