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The Ugandan refugee who fled to Surrey after escaping custody disguised as a woman

The Ugandan refugee who fled to Surrey after escaping custody disguised as a woman


A Ugandan refugee who fled his country after investigating the disappearance of a prominent politician's head of security has been helped get back on his feet by a Surrey support group.

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Hundreds turn out to support More In Common refugee event in Epsom

Surrey Comet - 11th July 2019

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More In Common event


Epsom Comet -11th July 2019

ERN's "More In Common" event, held on 7th July 2019, was featured on the front page of the Epsom Comet. 

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Epsom Mayor among attendees as refugee relief concert dubbed 'huge success'


Epsom Comet - 1st May 2019

A concert pianist helped Epsom Refugee Network (ERN) raise £2,500 for refugees last weekend.

As the Epsom Comet reported previously (April 18) internationally renowned pianist Margaret Fingerhut is undertaking a nationwide tour, donating all proceeds to refugee causes including ERN.....

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Top pianist gives concert for Epsom Refugee Network


Epsom Comet - 18th April 2019

An acclaimed international pianist will play a concert in Epsom to raise awareness and funds for refugees.

 Margaret Fingerhut has won international renown for her virtuosic talents on the piano. 

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Refugee who fled war-torn Syria returns to community which welcomed him


Epsom Comet - 12 November 2018

Ahmad Al-Rashid, 28, who works at the UN Migration Agency, returned to Epsom to give a talk at the town hall on November 7 on refugee resettlement. 

Mr Al-Rashid, from Aleppo, fled Syria in 2015 and survived a 3,000 mile journey on foot, in a dinghy, by plane and in the back of a lorry. 

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Zig Zag cafe wins award for welcoming attitude to refugees


11th June 2018

From left: Mayoress and Mayor of Epsom and Ewell Ann and Neil Dallen; Mike Georges & Carmen Ratoi of Zig Zag; Jonathan Lees of Epsom Refugees Network and Ben Margolis of City of Sanctuary.

Epsom High Street’s Zig Zag café has been recognised for creating an “atmosphere of welcome” for refugees and asylum seekers. Read More

Exodus: Our Journey


28th October 2017

BBC Two - 'In 2015, we gave cameras to some of the people who smuggled themselves into Europe, to record where no-one else can go. The result is a terrifying, intimate, epic portrait of the migration crisis.'

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Exodus: Our Journey | BBC