Refugee and Migrant Communities in the UK Challenge Traditional Models of Charity and Aid


Refugees are often on the receiving end of philanthropic giving. However, refugee and migrant communities in the UK also provide sizeable charitable donations and aid, as highlighted in recent studies. In this blog post, Madiha Sadiq and Olivia Everett argue donations by refugee and migrant communities in the UK should be better valued, celebrated, shared and most critically, supported. A burden? Stances against migrants and refugees are often based on a nexus of nationalist opposition and economic rationalisation. These perspectives are often hinged on the traditional notions of the refugee as a ‘guest’ or a ‘burden’ on the state and taxpayers, [...]