5 Great Initiatives Supporting Refugee Integration in the UK

Refugee Intergration

Reading Time: 3 minutes     by Katie McAdam, Sona Circle Settling into a new country can be very daunting for many refugees. Language barriers, new cultures and lack of social connections make integration a difficult process. Integration is vital not only for improving local community relationships but also for reducing the problem of social isolation among refugees. Those […]

Refugees in Entertainment

Statue of refugee, Freddie Mercury in Switzerland

Reading Time: 3 minutes     Katie McAdam, Sona Circle In 1969 Farrokh Bulsara fled Zanzibar, (modern-day Tanzania) due to the ensuing genocide of Arab and South Asian minorities. With a great songwriting talent and an impressive vocal range, he dreamed of stardom. After joining the band Queen, he changed his name and then changed the history of rock […]

Refugees & COVID-19: Why the Ability to Self-Isolate is a Luxury

Reading Time: 2 minutes     By Aanya Bhandari, Sona Circle In an appallingly short span of time, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a calamitous global effect, touching nearly every country and territory. As is the case with any catastrophic event, certain groups are left more vulnerable than others. One such group in this instance is refugees. Refugees face […]