REFUGEES WELCOME HERE (with Lord Alf Dubs and Josie Naughton)

How welcoming is Britain as a country today? What part does climate change play in the refugee crisis? What does it mean to choose love? Blaine sits down with his friend Josie Naughton, co-founder of ‘Help Refugees’ to find out the answer to all these questions, and learns how the NGO have gone on to help over a million displaced people since they first drove a van out to ‘The Jungle’ camp in Calais, in 2015.

This week’s opening thought features Lord Alf Dubs reading the poem ‘Refugee Blues’ by W.H Auden.

At the end of this episode you will hear ‘Cenotaph’ from Mystery Jets’ critically acclaimed new album ‘A Billion Heartbeats’. You can buy and stream the album here.

‘Things worth Fighting For’ is produced by Matt Everitt for Cup and Nuzzle and Matthew Twaites.

Thanks to Courtney-Aiesha Mortimer at UROK for production assistance and coordination on this episode. 

RELATED LINKS:

W.H Auden: ‘Refugee Blues’

Lord Dubs on Kindertransport and The Refugee Crisis (Youtube)

HelpRefugees.org

Visit the Choose Love Store

The Flying Seagull Project: Bringing laughter to child refugees

Take part in Refugee Week

Discover The Empathy Museum

‘A mile in my shoes’ podcast

Good Chance Theatre presents: ‘The Jungle’ play

The Refugee Crisis in Art: Richard Mosse’s ‘Heat Maps’ 


 

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