Refugee
2009 | Acrylic, Ink and Resin | 17 x 25 x 3 cm



Imagine having to flee your homeland because of war, terror or persecution. Imagine being a child and not having your parents with you because they were killed before you left or were unable to leave. Imagine arriving in a strange country, seeking asylum, completely alone. Imagine having absolutely nothing.


Separated children and young people experience the double trauma of separation not only from their homeland, culture and natural environment but also from the adults in their family who gave them care. Separated children and young people experience the double trauma of separation not only from their homeland, culture and natural environment but also from the adults in their family who gave them care.


Together with an inspiring group of people I helped found the Separated Child Foundation.  The foundation offers emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children arriving on the shores of Britain. Around 1500 separated children arrive in the United Kingdom every year, with the highest numbers in circa 2010 coming from Afghanistan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, and Eritrea.


Interesting Links

BBC, Human trafficking to UK rising

The truth about asylum