JCORE's biennial fundraising dinner was held last night, celebrating the achievements of JCORE over the last 40 years looking towards the challenges and oppurtunoities of the future. Speeches from JCORE chair Adam Rose and Executive Director Edie Friedman followed BBC presenter Sue Macgregor in conversation with Lord Dubs, and Gulwali Passarlay. It's fair to say that the guests enjoyed the moving words of Lord Dubs and Afghan refugee Gulwali Passarly.
In London, the community project JUMP is bringing refugees and locals together through coffee and conversation. The two women have formed a strong bond despite their different generations, religions and personal backgrounds. Lesley is a university-educated North London Jew, while Zahra is a Christian village girl from Ethiopia, whose education was cut short at the age of ten. Follow the link to read UNHCR's profile of JCORE's unaccompanied Minors Project (JUMP) http://www.unh
1) Siraje Siraje was studying mathematics at university in Ethiopia and planned to become a teacher. But he was forced to leave in 2002 before he was due to graduate when the ethnic group to which he belongs, the Oromo, faced persecution and gross human rights violations. Siraje, his wife and their two children, aged five and one, are now living in Greater Manchester. The family arrived in August 2016 through the UNHCR’s resettlement programme and are being supported by Refug