refugee crisis

From Calais Gas Stove to London Kitchen: A Syrian Refugee Chef’s Story

Imad Alarnab owned two restaurants in Damascus before being forced to flee for Europe, where he spent two months in a Calais camp cooking with one knife and a tiny stove. Now in London, he wants to share the food of his homeland.
Johanna Derry

This Iraqi Refugee Family Makes Cambodia’s Best Baba Ghanouj

Muna, her husband, and five sons fled their war torn hometown of Fallujah for Cambodia two years ago. Now in Phnom Penh, the family runs a restaurant recreating traditional Iraqi dishes with a makeshift oven and improvised ingredients.
Nathan A. Thompson

Some Trump Supporters Are Boycotting Starbucks for Pledging to Help Refugees

Serving people coffee? It’s a political act in 2017.
Alex Swerdloff

Eat Pork and Drink Alcohol to Adapt, Norwegian Integration Minister Tells Immigrants

Norway’s integration minister is under fire for telling Muslim refugees that real Norwegians "eat pork, drink alcohol, and show [their] face."
Alex Swerdloff

For Refugees, Internet Access Has Become as Important as Food and Water

The report, which looked at data from 44 different countries, found that Internet access has become “as vital to them as food, water, or shelter” for many refugees.
Nick Rose

Everything I Ate When I Cycled the Route of the Berlin Wall

The Berliner Mauerweg cycle path follows all 170 kilometres of the former Berlin Wall. But what do you eat as you attempt to cycle through history? Bread, bottles of Club Mate, Ritter Sport, and a lot of currywurst.
Nell Frizzell

Man Throws Rotten Pork Meat at Mosque in Hate Crime

The cultural weight of food means that it can be used as a weapon of hate.
Nick Rose

This Former Web Developer Is Bringing Syrian Food to Berlin

Hadi Nsreeny fled Aleppo for an IT job in Germany last year, but ended up introducing a Middle Eastern-inspired menu of hummus with flatbrot and baba ghanouj to Berlin's Wolff & Eber restaurant.
Alexandra Hayward

These Dumplings Are Helping Manchester’s Migrant Women to Learn English

Manchester social entreprise Heart and Parcel uses the humble dumpling to bring migrant women together and help teach English speaking skills.
Lucy Lovell
refugee crisis

These Activists Set Up Roadside Kitchens for Europe’s Refugees

Food activism group No Border Kitchen serves thousands of meals to refugees every day, setting up in the street or squats. I join them in Lesbos, half a mile from the island’s ferry terminal.
Mark Wilding

Inside the Secretive Kitchens of Britain’s North Korean Refugees

“There is nowhere in the UK you can buy North Korean food but I cook it for my family at home everyday,” says Lee Min, a North Korean refugee and chef now living in Manchester.
Maya Oppenheim

Tinned Sweetcorn and Chocolate Biscuits Are Helping Calais Migrants Feel Human

While many at “The Jungle” migrant camp in Calais rely on meals provided by French authorities, Sudanese refugee Saif cooks with donated British food. “We need to survive by eating as we wait for good news,” he says.
Mari Shibata