Tag: Refugees

HP News
UK’s leading grocery wholesaler JJ throws open its doors to Ukrainians as a ‘refugee-friendly workplace’

One of the UK’s largest grocery wholesalers, JJ Foodservice, is offering support to Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK over the coming months. The award-winning North London headquartered business, founded by Turkish Cypriot immigrant Mustafa Kiamil, has contacted Enfield Council and other local authorities where its branches are located to discuss employing those fleeing the […]

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Turkey needs 80,000 teachers to provide education to refugees, a major new report has revealed

The country hosts around 1 million refugees of school age and has committed to including them in its national education system by 2020, a UNESCO study said. In contrast countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Thailand were slammed for making “no such promises”. UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, entitled Migration, Displacement and Education: Building […]

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At least 11 refugees found dead off coast of Karpaz in Cyprus

  There were tragic scenes along the Karpaz coastline yesterday, Monday 14 May, as bodies of 11 refugees washed up on the shore or were found in the sea by the TRNC Coastguard. On Monday morning, a local villager saw the bodies of two males on a beach in Dipkarpaz and alerted the authorities. A […]

Theatre & Dance
Review: CITIZEN, a powerful new play about “the placeless” that will leave you questioning your humanity

  Iran has much in common with neighbouring Turkey: a gloriously rich culture and civilisation, and a preoccupation with family, food and tradition. Both also share a murky history of persecuting political dissidents – one of the drivers behind their large diasporas. So I was already curious about how CITIZEN, a new play written and […]

Film
East End Film Festival to screen Onur Saylak’s hard-hitting refugee drama Daha/More

Released last year to critical acclaim, Turkish actor Onur Saylak’s directorial debut Daha (More) puts the spotlight on the smuggling of refugees from the war-torn Middle East into economically ravaged Greece. The story is an impressive screen adaptation of Hakan Günday’s award-winning thriller of the same name, told from the point of view of a […]