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Making a Home Away From Home

November 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a socially distanced inperson event.

Come along and explore a replicated United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tent decorated by a Syrian refugee and discover more about the interior and exterior space. Last year, the UN Refugee Agency revealed that the number of people fleeing violence was the highest recorded since the Second World War. While the need for temporary shelter has never been greater, many refugees find that these settlements are more permanent than originally intended. Ongoing conflicts prevent their return home and the lack of infrastructure and support leaves them unable to move forward. Drop in and try Arabic coffee as you chat with the researchers behind the project and reflect on what ‘home’ looks like for the people who have been forcibly displaced for years.

Drop in throughout the day, all welcome.

Find out more about the event here.

In partnership with

Reading International Solidarity Centre, Reading Refugee Support Group

Contact email address

j.bradley@thebritishacademy.ac.uk

Booking required?

No




Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Is booking required?
No
Contact email address
j.bradley@thebritishacademy.ac.uk
Event partners
Reading International Solidarity Centre, Reading Refugee Support Group
Region
South East
City/town
Reading
Accessibility information
Please contact the organiser directly for more information.
Image copyright information
A makeshift kitchen in a refugee caravan in the Zaatari refugee camp, 2019. Image by Yasmine Shamma

Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
MERL, University of Reading, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire, Southern England RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
Please contact the organiser directly for more information.
Phone:
0118 378 8660
Website:
https://merl.reading.ac.uk

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