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Encountering Hate Crime Under Lockdown: a Refugee’s Story

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posted on 2022-12-15, 16:24 authored by jeni Williamsjeni Williams, Anonymous Contributor

After receiving their leave to remain and becoming refugees this family was moved to a new house in a new area. It was at the beginning of lockdown and they didn’t know anyone there. They had never encountered problems before so they were shocked when the harassment started. It took some time to talk about it as they just hoped it would go away but instead it got worse.

The person who told us the story below thought it may be because she wore a scarf and no one else around there did. But it was also because of lockdown because they couldn’t get to know their neighbours. She explained what had happened and how she managed to change things. Her daughter drew a picture to show how cross all the rubbish thrown in the garden made her!

The text was submitted by a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous.


This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.

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