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As part of #RefugeeWeek2020 we’ve been bringing you stories of determination from refugees in the UK and around the world.

Hadiya and Shadi Ahmed have been living in a refugee camp in Iraq with their two young children for seven years.
In 2013 the couple were forced to leave their week-old daughter in Syria while they travelled to Iraq for urgent cancer treatment for Hadiya.

Due to the Syrian conflict, no hospitals were able to diagnose or treat Hayiya.
Thankfully, Hadiya is now cancer-free.

But the young parents never imagined they would still be living in an 8,400-strong refugee camp seven years later, with their daughter, seven, and son, one - neither of whom know a life outside the camp.
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Never tried to live tweet from an online event but 4th UNESCO Chair currently being live-streamed contains powerful and moving material which speaks to me strongly in the context of #RefugeeWeek2020 and more generally and needs to be heard so I’m going to give it a try... Image
The words and experiences of refugees frame everything that’s being said but within that the gendering of refugee experiences, of human experiences of forced movement, relations between mothers and children Image
Integration is such a difficult concept, one of things that the team tries to do - and has done over previous lectures - is to introduce new ways of thinking about integration. The theme for this year’s lecture is ‘contemplative seeing’ as a way of reflecting on these processes
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Do you have questions about #COVID19's impact on refugees & how you can help?

During #RefugeeWeek2020, we will host a Q&A with the 3 public health doctors who co-wrote our report #AnUnsafeDistance.

Reply below with your questions & they will respond on Jun 18 @ 1pm BST 👇 Image
Find out more about the report:…
A question from Becky (@becky_large97): How has the mental health of refugee women been affected by COVID-19, and has this impacted mental health services directed towards them?
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