LGBTIQ+ migrants in Europe* have encountered many challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic situation including the cancellation of community empowerment events like LGBTIQ+ Pride march.
A Sudanese, a Sri Lankan and a Venezuelan sit around a table in a light and airy loft in a trendy section of London. This may sound like an opening of a bad joke, but it is actually an inspiring story of refugees helping refugees.
Are there specific events or activities that make a new country a home for someone? This question is at the heart of integration programmes and one in which a 30-year old Syrian named Khaled has seemed to answer for himself, although he’s been resettled less than a year.
“I was twenty when I left England to migrate to a very conservative, small town in Turkey. I was very lucky to see the traditional life in Turkey, something that is not seen in the large expat communities in urban Turkey. With both learning the language and the culture, I was thrown in the deep