Refugee Week

Today marks the start of refugee week which runs from Monday 20th – Sunday 26th June. To mark the celebrations a list of 10 refugee contributions to British Society has been listed.

Fish and chips were adopted after Jewish refugees expelled from Portugal in the 17th century came to the Uk.
Sir Alec Issigonis , the creator of the Mini, was a Greek refugee who fled Turkey in 1922.

Almir Koldzic, head of Refugee Week UK feels that most people do not realise the significant contributions  that refugees have made, and continue to make in the UK. For more details visit: www.refugeeweek.org.uk

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