The theme of Refugee Week 2019 ‘You, me and those who came before’, is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations.
To celebrate Refugee Week we thought we’d share some photos from our archives.
In 1951 the two charities which would later merge to become the Refugee Council, were founded: the British Council for Aid to Refugees (BCAR) and the Standing Conference on Refugees (SCOR).
From 1952, elderly refugees, many of whom were Holocaust survivors, were housed in Agnew House.
Sadly, the challenges that refugees faced then are the same as refugees face now. And we are here for them because as long as there is need, we will be here.
But we need your help.
Here are three things you can do…