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Blog article: Refugee Week 19-25 June 2017

Blog article: Refugee Week 19-25 June 2017
Blog article by Eileen Lavery, Head of Policy at the Equality Commission.

The results of racial prejudice are, sadly, very visible right here and right now. Last week we saw a young white woman haranguing three black schoolgirls, two of whom are refugees from Sudan and Eritrea, in Belfast city centre. Last month we heard about a young pregnant refugee mother from Sudan and her family being intimidated out of their home in Belfast after an escalating series of attacks.

This is Refugee Week and the Equality Commission is using the opportunity it provides to remind everyone of the importance of addressing myths around asylum seekers and refugees, and of challenging those who foster fear and prejudice.


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