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Stan Hazell talks to Teame Mebrahtu —a refugee who has devoted his life to education.
When refugees poured in to Albania during the war in Kosovo, they set Ela Kaloshi on the road to forgiving. She talks to Bob Webb.
A London-based former Vietnamese boatperson and his Japanese wife tell Kenneth Noble of their love of music, teaching and freedom.
On 1 May, the European Union will have 75 million new inhabitants—and ten new member nations, bringing its total to 25. The ‘rich man’s club’ is opening its doors to its less wealthy neighbours—amid muttering from many of those already ensconced in its comfortable armchairs. It may seem strange—even presumptuous—for a publication based in the UK to welcome the new arrivals. To the rest of Europe, Britain has sometimes seemed an awkward member of the club, carping about the rules, resisting change and casting aspersions on everyone else. Although our government championed the enlargement, the prospect has sparked a xenophobia in some quarters which is matched only by attitudes to asylum seekers and refugees.
Ahmed Hussen Egal arrived in Sweden from Somalia 16 years ago with only the clothes on his back.
Like most western Europe countries, Switzerland is seeing a rise in asylum applications. Mary Lean finds out how the Swiss are responding.
Few countries have seen more changes in the last century than Russia. Anastasia Stepanova traces its history through the lives of three generations.
Three out of five children in Afghanistan are orphans. Jane Mills meets an Afghan refugee who is determined to help them.
Straight talking is a first step towards new attitudes and policies, discover Sandy and Caz Hore-Ruthven.
Do we have to make the people who come to us for help so unwelcome, asks Mary Lean
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