Ramadan In Ronhingya Refugee Camps

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Shere Hussain, Sona Circle The Holy month of Ramadan occurs on the ninth month of the Muslim calendar. Muslims believe it was during this month that God revealed the first verses of the Quran, the central religious text, to prophet Muhammad, on the evening known as The Night of Power (or referred to as […]

Refugees and the Climate Crisis: We Must Act Now

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Gabriel Salter, Sona Circle Climate change is causing a global refugee crisis. Global warming caused by humans is increasingly creating droughts, floods, typhoons, and rising sea levels which force millions across the world to flee their homes every year. Scientists predict that by 2050 climate change will cause 300 million people to be displaced […]

The Yazidi Genocide – 6 Years Later

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Shere Hussain, Sona Circle Since the Syrian Civil War in 2011 and the emergence of ISIS, it has been estimated that over 16 million people have been displaced due to sectarian violence. Over 2 million refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have fled their home towns and countries and have found refuge in Iraqi […]

How Can Refugees Get Help With Housing In The UK?

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter, Sona Circle Homelessness is one of the biggest issues refugees face in the UK. In most of our major cities, a quarter of those sleeping rough are refugees and thousands more are without a permanent home. After being forced to flee horrible conditions in their home countries and travelling long journeys for […]

Mental Health Crisis Amongst Asylum Seekers And Refugees

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Felix Ford, Sona Circle Awareness around mental health has been increasing for several years and has continued to be at the forefront of minds amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The uncertainty around life over the past 12 months has affected people in different ways, but it is common knowledge most have struggled with the life […]

Refugees In Film: Part 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes By George Maskell, Sona Circle It’s 2021, and streaming platforms are the new normal; for now, at least. The good news in all of this is that there is a much more efficient way to share information and relevant topics to the masses. Refugees have been featured in Hollywood movies for years, but they were […]

Francis Ngannou: From The Underdog To The Favourite

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Shere Hussain, Sona Circle Francis Ngannou made history by becoming the first African to win the heavyweight championship after defeating Stipe Miocic at UFC 260. As talented a fighter Francis Ngannou is, his journey to success and becoming a heavyweight champion showed qualities of determination and fight from a young age – all of […]

Stop The Government’s Harsh New Refugee Policy

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Gabriel Salter, Sona Circle Last week, home secretary Priti Patel announced the government’s new immigration policy. It effectively bans refugees who travel through Europe from seeking protection in the UK and punishes victims of smuggling. It is a deeply hostile policy that violates international law and will worsen the living conditions of many refugees […]

Easter Sunday – Jesus Was A Refugee

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Felix Ford, Sona Circle Each year, many people across the world celebrate the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. The Christian festival falls between the 22nd of March and the 25th of April, taking place on the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon. Religion plays a significant part in […]