Jemima Khan's speech: UK must protect refugees - Refugee Council
July 22, 2011

Jemima Khan’s speech: UK must protect refugees

Jemima Khan last night spoke out in support of refugees at a Refugee Council fundraising event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the charity.

At the event at the Lincoln Centre in London, which also marked the 60th anniversary of UN Convention for Refugees, Khan called on the UK government to continue protecting people fleeing modern day conflicts across the world. In a very personal speech, she spoke about her work with Afghan refugees in Pakistan and her own grandfather’s struggles with identity and belonging as a German Jewish exile in England.

Ms Khan also commended the Refugee Council for its dedicated years of work offering advice and support to refugees and asylum seekers in the UK since 1951 at the event which aimed to raise vital funds for the charity.