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JUDITH KERR
AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR AND CREATOR OF 'MOG' AND 'THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA', FLED GERMANY TO THE UK IN
1936
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ALEK WEK
SUPERMODEL AND REFUGEE CAMPAIGNER, FLED CIVIL WAR IN SUDAN AND ARRIVED IN THE UK IN
1991
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GULWALI PASSARLAY
AUTHOR, TEDX SPEAKER AND STUDENT, FLED AFGHANISTAN AND HAS STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER SINCE
2013
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MICHAEL MARKS
CO-FOUNDER OF MARKS & SPENCER, FLED THE POGROMS IN POLAND IN
1882
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DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY
COMPUTER PIONEER AND PHILANTHROPIST, ARRIVED IN THE UK AS PART OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT IN
1939
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PROFESSOR WALTER HAYMAN
MATHEMATICIAN, FLED GERMANY AND HAS WORKED AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON SINCE
1956
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RITA ORA
SINGER AND ACTRESS, FLED THE WAR IN KOSOVO AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1991
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MELODY HOSSAINI
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND SPEAKER, FLED IRAN AND GRADUATED FROM OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY IN
2006
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FISH & CHIPS
BRITISH INSTITUTION: FRIED FISH BROUGHT TO THE UK BY JEWISH REFUGEES AND FIRST SOLD WITH CHIPS BY JOSEPH MALIN FROM
1860
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RAMI ANIS
SWIMMER, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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JAMES NYANG CHIENGJIEK
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YONAS KINDE
MARATHON RUNNER AND TAXI DRIVER, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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ANJELINA NADA LOHALITH
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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PAULO AMOTUN LOKORO
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YOLANDE BUKASA MABIKA
JUDOKA, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YUSRA MARDINI
SWIMMER AND STUDENT, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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POPOLE MISENGA
JUDOKA, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YIECH PUR BIEL
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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ROSE NATHIKE LOKONYEN
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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FREDDIE MERCURY
SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND LEAD VOCALIST OF QUEEN, FLED ZANZIBAR TO THE UK IN
1964

Gallery


Locations

To launch the ‘I am a Refugee’ campaign, during Refugee Week 2016, nine plaques were placed on buildings across the UK where selected refugees have worked or studied.


Gulwali Passarlay at the University of Manchester

Photography: Aileen O'Riordan of University of Manchester


Melody Hossaini at Oxford Brookes University



Rita Ora at St Cuthbert with St Matthias Primary School, London

Photography: @AfzalAngela of Capital Mass


Alek Wek at the Urswick School, London



Minoo Jalali at the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, London



Michael Marks at Kirkgate Market, Leeds



Dame Stephanie Shirley at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, London



Judith Kerr at the Judith Kerr Primary School, London



Professor Walter Hayman at Imperial College London



Southbank Centre

To kick off Refugee Week 2016, JCWI held a stall at the Southbank Centre on 19 June to highlight the campaign.




St Paul's Cathedral

The exhibition of 56 plaques is displayed at St Paul's Cathedral for Refugee Week 2016, from 20th June.

Photography: Graham Lacdao

Photography: Graham Lacdao

Photography: Graham Lacdao



Refugee Day from Emma Winstanley on Vimeo.

This is a film made for refugees to help dispell myths around Asylum Seekers and Refugees and in turn show the positive contributions they are making to our community.

Director: Emma Winstanley
Assistant Director: Shannon Clay
Producer: Deborah Jandles
Camera Operators: Jade Fovargue, Samm Robinson and Vicky Pagdin
Sound Operator: Sinesse Simpson
Boom Operator: Keerthana Rajuklasingam
Special thanks to Women of Justice Arise, TWOCO and St Marks Church, Stoke